HLT 362 Select a research article, other than the articles from your assignments, from the GCU library.

HLT 362 Select a research article, other than the articles from your assignments, from the GCU library.

Select a research article, other than the articles from your assignments, from the GCU library. Provide an overview of the study and describe the strategy that was used to select the sample from the population. Evaluate the effectiveness of the sampling method selected. Provide support for your answer. Include the article title and permalink in your post.

Replies to Shekar Mendon

The research article chosen for the DQ1 was about alcohol and illicit drug use by adolescents, especially high school students. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services[HHS] (2022), adolescents who drink alcohol and illicit drugs are more likely to experience negative consequences, such as injury, death, difficulty in school, addiction, and legal problems. Based on the chosen article by Kvillemo et al. (2021), the following three questions I will ask and answers below:

What was the intention of doing the research?

The main intention was to prevent substance use and related harm in adolescents. The research was done to find the root cause and identify the reason and motives for using or abstaining from substances among high school students.

What measures were taken to maintain participants’ privacy?

They recruited twenty high school students from an affluent Swedish municipality through purposive sampling to participate in semi-structured interviews. There were eleven girls and nine boys between 15 and 19 years of age. Sweden has strict regulations on alcohol and illicit drugs compared to many other countries. Therefore, the research team contacted the principal before contacting student participants. Information and invitation to participate in the study were published on the school’s online platforms, which were visible to parents and students. Students communicated their initial interest; upon consent from the students, the principal forwarded the mobile phone numbers of those students interested to the research team. The final 20 students were selected for the study; they obtained informed consent about confidentiality and their right to withdraw their participation.

What are the strengths of the research?

This study had several strengths:

  • They were able to recruit both male and female students between 15 and 19 years of age.
  • Participants include those who are using substances as well as abstainers to increase the possibility of getting a broad view of motives to use or abstain from using substances among adolescen
    HLT 362 Select a research article other than the articles from your assignments from the GCU library

    HLT 362 Select a research article other than the articles from your assignments from the GCU library


  • The research team has extensive experience in qualitative analysis as well as working with adolescents and young adults with mental health problems, alcohol, and drug consumption or abuse.


HHS (2022). Substance use in adolescence. Retrieved from https://opa.hhs.gov/adolescent-health/substance-use-adolescence#:~:text=Adolescents%20who%20drink%20alcohol%20are,decreased%20over%20the%20last%20decade.

Kvillemo, P., Hiltunen, L., Demetry, Y., Carlander, A.-K., Hansson, T., Gripenberg, J., Elgán, T. H., Einhorn, K., & Skoglund, C. (2021). How to prevent alcohol and illicit drug use among students in affluent areas: a qualitative study on motivation and attitudes towards prevention. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention & Policy, 16(1), 1–13. https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00420-8

Another critical issue when evaluating ICP monitoring modalities is the possible role of pressure gradients on the ICP scores displayed to the healthcare personnel. In this regard, some questions arise: what is the value of measuring supra-tentorial ICP in subjects with infra-tentorial mass lesions, and how representative is an ICP measured in the right hemisphere in an individual with a lesion in the left?

A growing lesion will create pressure gradients needed to displace tissue and fluids, which in turn will affect the measured ICP. In this situation, the derived ICP scores will depend on the location of the ICP measurements. This concern is relevant both in TBI and in evolving hydrocephalus . Consequently, rapid treatment should be considered in patients with growing localized lesions and accompanied with symptoms, despite any discrepancy between clinical signs and ICP.

Moreover, pressure gradients may exist between the craniospinal compartments and should be kept in mind when making critical clinical decisions. Comparing pressure scores between the intracranial and lumbar cases revealed differences in static ICP and ICP wave amplitudes.

  1. Sahuquillo J, Poca MA, Arribas M, Garnacho A, Rubio E. Interhemispheric supratentorial intracranial pressure gradients in head-injured patients: are they clinically meaningful? J Neurosurg. 1999;90:16–26. doi: 10.3171/jns.1999.90.1.0016. [PubMed] [CrossRef] [Google Scholar]

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Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.

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Important information for writing discussion questions and participation

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I strongly encourage that you do not wait until the very last minute to complete your assignments. Your assignments in weeks 4 and 5 require early planning as you would need to present a teaching plan and interview a community health provider. I advise you look at the requirements for these assignments at the beginning of the course and plan accordingly. I have posted the YouTube link that explains all the class assignments in detail. It is required that you watch this 32-minute video as the assignments from week 3 through 5 require that you follow the instructions to the letter to succeed. Failure to complete these assignments according to instructions might lead to a zero. After watching the video, please schedule a one-on-one with me to discuss your topic for your project by the second week of class. Use this link to schedule a 15-minute session. Please, call me at the time of your appointment on my number. Please note that I will NOT call you.

Please, be advised I do NOT accept any assignments by email. If you are having technical issues with uploading an assignment, contact the technical department and inform me of the issue. If you have any issues that would prevent you from getting your assignments to me by the deadline, please inform me to request a possible extension. Note that working fulltime or overtime is no excuse for late assignments. There is a 5%-point deduction for every day your assignment is late. This only applies to approved extensions. Late assignments will not be accepted.

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Plagiarism is highly prohibited. Please ensure you are citing your sources correctly using APA 7th edition. All assignments including discussion posts should be formatted in APA with the appropriate spacing, font, margin, and indents. Any papers not well formatted would be returned back to you, hence, I advise you review APA formatting style. I have attached a sample paper in APA format and will also post sample discussion responses in subsequent announcements.

Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.

I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!

Hi Class,

Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Important information on Writing a Discussion Question

Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)

There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.

Include in-text citations in your response

Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information

Follow APA-7th edition

Points will be deducted if the above is not followed

Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor

A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.

Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article

Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)

Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.

Follow APA 7th edition

Points will be deducted if the above is not followed

Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.

Here are some helpful links

Student paper example

Citing Sources

The Writing Center is a great resource