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Dissertation proposal- reseach question help !

(nursing degree) I want to do it on endometriosis. But don't know if these are good research questions.

potential questions:
What is the impact of endometriosis on the quality of life of adult women?
-pain / fertitlity/ daily life

What are the experiences of women trying to get an endometriosis diagnosis?

- women are ignored / takes very long to get diagnsosis + treatment
There's a waiting period of upto 6'- 8 years to diagnose of Endometriosis In the UK with the NHS just because of how difficult it is to diagnose it apparently. Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.
Endometriosis affects about 1.5 million women, a similar number of women affected by diabetes. On average it takes 8 years from onset of symptoms to get a diagnosis.


It doesn't have to affect fertility as everyone is different with it.

Endometriosis can cause fertility problems. This is not fully understood, but is thought to be because of damage to the fallopian tubes or ovaries. But not all women with endometriosis will have problems and will eventually be able to get pregnant without treatment. Medication will not improve fertility.



Have a look through the NHS website and then you'll have to do some more further research about this.
See link below.


www.nhs.uk
https://www.nhs.uk conditions
Endometriosis - NHS

Original post by babushkac4
(nursing degree) I want to do it on endometriosis. But don't know if these are good research questions.

potential questions:
What is the impact of endometriosis on the quality of life of adult women?
-pain / fertitlity/ daily life

What are the experiences of women trying to get an endometriosis diagnosis?

- women are ignored / takes very long to get diagnsosis + treatment


A NHS registered midwife
Original post by Tracey_W
There's a waiting period of upto 6'- 8 years to diagnose of Endometriosis In the UK with the NHS just because of how difficult it is to diagnose it apparently. Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.
Endometriosis affects about 1.5 million women, a similar number of women affected by diabetes. On average it takes 8 years from onset of symptoms to get a diagnosis.


It doesn't have to affect fertility as everyone is different with it.

Endometriosis can cause fertility problems. This is not fully understood, but is thought to be because of damage to the fallopian tubes or ovaries. But not all women with endometriosis will have problems and will eventually be able to get pregnant without treatment. Medication will not improve fertility.



Have a look through the NHS website and then you'll have to do some more further research about this.
See link below.


www.nhs.uk
https://www.nhs.uk conditions
Endometriosis - NHS



A NHS registered midwife

thank you !
do you think its a good reseach question/topic to write disso on? (2nd one)
Original post by babushkac4
thank you !
do you think its a good reseach question/topic to write disso on? (2nd one)


Endometriosis is more aimed at the likes of midwife's and gynecology specialist as well as your own GP. It's a unusual subject to do a dissertation for adult nursing but giving it a area that isn't talked about within adult nursing I would think that you writing about this subject will be a good idea. Just do your research about this and make sure you write your dissertation clearly about this matter and obviously the reason you have chosen to do this.
I think that the only people who would perhaps write about this is student nurses whole may have worked a placement in gynecology or outpatient departments who deals with this sort of stuff as it's not a daily thing you'll come across within adult nursing until maybe the patient having specialist treatment or a operation in hospital and then you will come across this matter.


Good luck with this okay.
Have a think about how you want to structure your research question, it will help guide how you search for literature and how you go about writing your paper.

The use of PICO (patient - intervention - counter intervention - outcome) is a good tool to use. For example, you would be looking at mouthcare for patients in critical care, your question would be something like this: In ventilated adult patients (patient group), does the use of chlorhexidine based oral hygiene products (intervention) or the use of standard toothpaste (counter intervention) lead to changes in the rate of ventilatory associated pneumonia (outcome)? You may not have a counter intervention, particularly if you are considering your first example of looking at patient experience of endometriosis, this is fine.

I've found when structuring work the book "How to read a paper" by Trish Greenhalgh really useful. She talks about how structure you research question and how to strategize your lit searching as well. Your university library should have a copy or electronic access to it, if not it's available on amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Read-Paper-Evidence-based-Healthcare/dp/111948474X/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=111948474X&psc=1

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