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Written Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography 1500 words Weighting 30 % Task Rationale Writing an Annotated Bibliography will help you to find, summarise and organise the relevant research literature...

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Written Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography
1500 words
Weighting 30 %

Task Rationale
Writing an Annotated Bibliography will help you to find, summarise and organise the relevant research literature to support you in providing evidence based clinical practice. Writing an annotated bibliography will help you think about the relevance and quality of the research on a topic. Does the research meet the requirements of the case study? Is the information from a reliable and academically respected source?
You will be asked to do similar research to this in the workplace when preparing to conduct new research projects or when developing practice guidelines, procedures and protocols.
Task Description
For this task you need to write a 1500 word assignment. In your annotated bibliography you must summarise, evaluate and critique three (3) journal articles relevant to the case study.
There are three (3) parts to this task:
Part 1: Annotated Bibliography (600 words)
Part 2: Justification for your choice of sources (700 words)
Part 3: Recommendations for clinical practice (200 words)
Task Instructions
1. Read the case study
2. Now read the sources in the Reference List and select three (3) journal articles that you will use for the annotated bibliography section of your assignment. Select the journal articles that you think relate the most to the clinical condition presented in the case study.
3. (Part 1) Write an annotation for each of the 3 journal articles (200 words each annotation. Total of 600 words).  There is a document called 'Examples of Annotations' attached that will guide you. 
4. Structure your annotated bibliography like this:
· alphabetical order according to the author’s name
· each annotation is a separate paragraph
· each annotation must begin with the formal citation (APA 6th edition)
· population, i.e., describe the sample population
· methodology, i.e. study design, study setting, data collected, data analysed
· findings, i.e., outcomes reported
· conclusions i.e. what has been drawn from the study
5. (Part 2) Next you need to justify your choice of references (3 journal articles) based on their:
· strengths, in relation to the associated case study,
· quality of the research, and
· what they add to clinical practice to manage the condition(s) presented in the case study (700 words). Use contemporary literature to support your discussion.
6. (Part 3) Finally, based on the evidence, you need to make recommendations for clinical practice (200 words). You will refer to the literature to support your recommendations.
Useful Resources:
· This resource from UNSW is also available to guide you - https:
NB* Tips for Writing your annotated bibliography:
· Presentation and structure of the paper should support a logical flow of arguments. Word limits for assessment items need to be strictly adhered to. The word limit for an assessment item includes in-text citations, tables and quotations. The word limit DOES NOT include the reference list. Please note the marker will cease marking your submitted work once the allocated word limit has been reached.
· You may use headings to structure your annotated bibliography.
· Use academic language[footnoteRef:1] throughout, and write in the third person unless otherwise instructed. [1: ]
· Ensure that you use scholarly literature[footnoteRef:2] (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) are contemporary and haves been published within the last 5 years. [2: ]
· Refer to the marking criteria when writing your assignment. This helps to ensure you address all criteria and assists you in calculating the weightings of the sections of your assignment.
· Your justification and recommendations should be supported by no fewer than 9 different sources (not including those provided) from scholarly literature.
· Your annotated bibliography must conform to APA 6th edition style for in-text references and the final reference list, and references are to be presented on a separate page.
Formatting and Submission
Please submit as ONE document including (in this order):
1. Assignment Title Page with co
ect details
2. Your annotated bibliography, appropriately formatted (font, line spacing, margins, page numbers, student number etc).
3. Reference list on a separate sheet and appropriately formatted. This is not included in the word limit.
4. Check and save a copy of your work.
5. Submit your completed annotated bibliography via the appropriate Turnitin submission point on the course site.
Everyday language is predominantly subjective. It is mainly used to express opinions based on personal preference or belief rather than evidence. Written academic English is formal. It avoids colloquialisms and slang, which may be subject to local and social variations. Formal language is more precise and stable, and therefore more suitable for the expression of complex ideas and the development of reasoned argumentation.
2 Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by scholars or professionals who are experts in their fields, as opposed to literature such as magazine articles, which reflect the tastes of the general public and are often meant as entertainment.

Case Study
Charlie, a 75-year old overweight man, has a
ived at the general practice clinic where you are cu
ently working. He is
eathless, has visible peripheral oedema, and tachycardia. Two years ago Charlie was diagnosed with chronic heart failure as a result of ischaemic cardiomyopathy and hypertension but states that in the past few days he has felt increasingly unwell.
Based on the case, choose three references from the reference list below which you believe best summarise the evidence for the management of Charlie’s condition.
Faris, R. F., Flather, M., Purcell, H., Poole–Wilson, P. A., & Coates, A. J. S XXXXXXXXXXDiuretics for heart failure. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2006(1), 1-23. http: XXXXXXXXXXCD003838.pub2
Gorthi, J., Huntera, C. B., Mooss , A. N., Alla, V. M., & Hilleman, D. E XXXXXXXXXXReducing heart failure hospital readmissions: A systematic review of disease management programs. Cardiology Research, 5, XXXXXXXXXXhttp: XXXXXXXXXX/cr362w
ay, J. J., Adamopoulos, S., Anker, S., Auricchio, A., Bohm, M., Dickstein, K., … Zeiher, A XXXXXXXXXXESC guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2012. European Heart Journal, 33, XXXXXXXXXXhttp:
Molloy, G. J., O'Ca
oll, R. E., Witham, M. D., & McMurdo, M. E. T XXXXXXXXXXInterventions to enhance adherence to medications in patients with heart failure: A systematic review. Circulation Heart Failure, 5, XXXXXXXXXXhttp: XXXXXXXXXX
ay, M. D., Tu, W., Wu, J., Mo
ow, D., Smith, F., & Brater, D. C XXXXXXXXXXFactors associated with exace
ation of heart failure include treatment adherence and health literacy skills. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 85, XXXXXXXXXXhttp:
Rees, K., Dyakova, M., Wilson, N., Ward, K., Thorogood, M., & Brunner, E XXXXXXXXXXDietary advice for reducing cardiovascular risk. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, XXXXXXXXXX), XXXXXXXXXXhttp: XXXXXXXXXXCD002128.pub5
Sagar, V. A., Davies, E. J., Briscoe, S., Coates, A. J. S., Dalal, H. M., Lough, F., … Taylor, R. S XXXXXXXXXXExercise-based rehabilitation for heart failure: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 2, 1-12. Retrieved from http:
Strömberg, A., Mårtensson, J., Fridlund, B., Levin, L-A., Karlsson, J-E., & Dahlström, U XXXXXXXXXXNurse-led heart failure clinics improve survival and self-care behaviour in patients with heart failure: Results from a prospective, randomised trial. European Heart Journal, 24, XXXXXXXXXXhttp: XXXXXXXXXXX
Takeda, A., Taylor, S. J. C., Taylor, R. S., Khan, F., Krum, H., & Underwood, M XXXXXXXXXXClinical service organisation for heart failure. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(9), XXXXXXXXXXhttp: XXXXXXXXXXCD002752.pub3
Wu, J-R., Corley, D. J., Lennie, T. A., & Moser, D. K XXXXXXXXXXEffect of a medication-taking behavior feedback theory-based intervention on outcomes in patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 18(1), 1-9. http: XXXXXXXXXX

Marking Guidelines – Annotated Bibliography – Assessment 2
All components to the Essay are included:
    · Annotated Bibliography: 3 articles have been chosen from the list provided.
· Justification for your choice of sources: The chosen articles have been justified as relevant for the case study using 9 different sources from scholarly literature.
· Recommendations for clinical practice supported from the same sources of scholarly literature.

Comprehension and evaluation
    A high level response will provide:
· Accurate discussion of the importance of the article to the topic provided.
· All the annotations include accurate detailed descriptions of each article in a clear & consistent, succinct manner.
· Provide evidence of a deep understanding of each article’s conclusions from the research as described.
· Evaluation links all aspects including methodology, findings, conclusions of the topic.
· Used scholarly literature appropriately to support the discussion.
Selection of literature
    A high level response will provide:
· Evidence of accurate comprehension of each article
· Evidence of an exploration of the literature to justify the annotation. selections reflecting understanding of the clinical issue & its connection to your clinical practice.
· The evidence based sources provided have been read, understood and annotated.
· The justification of the selections and the recommendations demonstrate all relationship points between the topic and clinical practice.
· Used scholarly literature appropriately to support the discussion.
Presentation and Structure
    A high level response will provide:
· The writing is clear, concise & free of APA e
· It conforms to the standards set out in the examples provided.
· The annotations are clear & succinctly convey the key information about the source.
· Word limits for assessment items are strictly adhered to
Answered Same Day Mar 09, 2020


Soumi answered on Mar 18 2020
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Annotation    2
Article 1:    2
Article 2:    2
Article 3:    3
Part 2: Justification    3
Justification of Article 1:    3
Justification of Article 2:    4
Justification of Article 3:    4
Part 3: Recommendations    5
References    6
Part 1: Annotation
Article 1:
Molloy, G. J., O'Ca
oll, R. E., Witham, M. D., & McMurdo, M. E. T. (2012). Interventions to enhance adherence to medications in patients with heart failure: A systematic review. Circulation Heart Failure, 5, 126-133. Retrieved from http:
According to Molloy, O'Ca
oll, Witham & McMurdo (2012), the main objective of the study is to identify as well as summarise the effectiveness of the intervention strategies for enhancing the adherence to the medications in the heart failure populations. For the particular study, randomised controlled trial was ca
ied out, in which the researchers compared the interventions groups with the treatment. The interventions include the patient education and information, intensified patient care, complex behavioural approaches and simplification of drug regimen. The sample size of the review was 144 patients that are ranged 37-902. The main finding of the paper is that intensive patient care with the adherence to medication can be beneficial for the patients with heart failure. The paper helped to identify the causes and intervention technique to control the heart failure among patients. The main findings include various technologies such as information technology, telemonitoring, which provides effective results to control heart failure. In particular, the paper provides clear knowledge about the explicit use of the behavioural science to develop the adherence interventions in case of chronic heart failure. The researchers had concluded that it is possible to develop the adherence to medication by applying various strategies including technologies.
Article 2:
Rees, K., Dyakova, M., Wilson, N., Ward, K., Thorogood, M., & Brunner, E. (2013). Dietary advice for reducing cardiovascular risk. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(12), 1-113. Retrieved from http:
The paper by Rees et al., (2013), have stated that changes in diet can help to reduce the cardiovascular disease. The main aim of the paper is to assess effects of dietary advice on achieving the sustained dietary changes that improve the cardiovascular risks. For the particular article, the researchers have selected randomised controlled trials and to complete the study, the researchers have done systematic reviews. 17,871 participants or clusters were randomised among the community; in between them, among 36 trials 26 were conducted in USA. The trials involve healthy adults and the period of time was 3 months. The adults are compared between minimal advices and no advices. The primary outcome measures include cardiovascular risk factors and biomarkers of dietary intake. The trials included advice for decreasing consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in sugar, potassium, sodium, trans-fat and saturated fat. For both, the intervention groups, gender, weight measurement, weight change, disease risk groups were identified and recorded. From the findings of the study, it is found that people with minimal advise has improved their weight condition in comparison to the no advice group. The advice helped to improve the blood pressure level, blood lipid level and dietary habit of the control group. The researchers have concluded that the dietary advice can be beneficial to improve the cardiovascular risk.
Article 3:
Sagar, V. A., Davies, E. J., Briscoe, S., Coates, A. J. S., Dalal, H. M., Lough, F., … Taylor, R. S. (2015). Exercise-based rehabilitation for heart failure: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 2, 1-12. Retrieved from http:
As mentioned by Sagar et al., (2015), the main objective of the paper is to determine effectiveness of the exercise-based rehabilitation among the patients with chronic heart failure. Randomised controlled trials are used and the study population is comprised of adults over the age of 18 years. The researchers included 33 trials and...

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