Disease Prevention Article Review Essay

Disease Prevention Article Review Essay

Choose a peer-reviewed journal article that discusses disease prevention. Review articles and secondary articles may be used but editorials are not appropriate and will receive a zero for the assignment if used.


Select one(1) article from the following online journal links:

  • American Journal of Epidemiology: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/
  • The Journal of Infectious Diseases: http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/
  • Journal of Public Health: http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/

You must read the full article (not just the abstract).  You may need to visit the APUS library to access the full article.  Full articles within the last year may not be available.

After reading your selected article, post the following information:

  • Identify the disease that is being studied and what type of prevention method is being evaluated (i.e. primary, secondary, or tertiary).
  • Describe what the prevention method is.  It could be a new screening method, vaccination, drugs, or other intervention.
  • Who was in the study population(s)/sample(s)?
  • What was the conclusion of the study?
  • Do you believe the study to  be reliable and valid?  Why or why not?
  • What recommendation(s) did the researcher offer for future studies?


Initial Response: Initial responses should be no less than 200 words in length not including your reference(s) and supported by at least two references (aside from the textbook).

Question #2-

Select ONE topic from below. Besides addressing the topic, try to include the following information (if applicable):

1. Why is this topic important to Public Health?

2. Why did you select this topic? What is its importance?

3. How can we get involved?

Essay topics (Pick 1)

# 1. Watch the PBS Frontline video “Sick Around the World ” (link is available in your Week 6 Packet) and using your text information and other research articles of your choice, discuss some of the lessons the United States can learn from other Health Care Systems around the world. Cite your resources.

# 2. Watch the PBS Frontline video “Sick Around America ” (link is available in your Week 6 packet) and using your text information and other research articles of your choice, discuss some of the challenges faced by Americans trying to navigate through our current healthcare system and some possible solutions to the situation. Cite your resources.

# 3 The best hope for avoiding the need for health care rationing and at the same time improving quality of life for the elderly in this country is to integrate public health measure with the medical system to prevent chronic disease. Discuss some strategies to do this.

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