I need to write a nursing problem statement for a research project on hypertension and how it relates to young black men. I also want it to be about educating young black men about hypertension risks.
While I cannot create the problem statement for you, I am able to give you some direction so that you can more easily create one yourself. Before you put together your problem statement, you must first have a solid understanding of what goes into making a GOOD one.
Many students make the mistake of thinking that having a particular topic, as with an essay or research paper is the same as writing a "thesis". However, the thesis of your writing is much more definite than the general subject.
A problem statement is a specific declaration that summarizes the point of view you will express in your paper. It is the basic stand you take, the opinion you express and the point you make about your narrowed subject. It's your controlling idea, tying together and giving direction to all other elements in your paper. Your primary purpose is to persuade the reader that your thesis is a valid one.
What is a good problem statement?
1. A problem statement is specific. If your ideas are vague, there is an excellent chance that your research proposal will be confusing. Although general terms can be narrowed and defined elsewhere in the paper, a good thesis supplies a specific subject and a clear direction for your paper. The specific facts, details and examples that you use will help to clarify the idea that you are trying to express.