Analyzing an Abstracts

An abstract is a brief summary of research within a scholarly source. They highlight major points of the research and explain why it is important. They include the purpose of the resrach, how the research was conducted and what was learned and concluded.

Please review the following website to learn more about abstracts: Abstract Guidelines and Samples.
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Here is the abstracts guidelines and samples link: https://lsa.umich.edu/sweetland/undergraduates/writing-guides/what-exactly-is-an-abstract-.html

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Abstract Analysis

Directions: Please analyze the following abstract. Copy and paste the elements of the provided abstract into the chart below.

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Researcher: Joaquin Ray Gallegos

Presentation Title: An Assessment of Oral Health on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Research Focus: Oral Health School: University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Presentation Type: Poster and Oral Presentations

Abstract:

An Assessment of Oral Health on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Joaquin R Gallegos, Terry Batliner, DDS, MBA, John T Brinton, MS, Dallas M Daniels, RDH, BS, Anne Wilson, DDS, MS, Maxine Janis, MPH, RDH, Kimberly E Lind, MPH, Deborah H Glueck, PhD, Judith Albino, PhD. Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health

We assessed the oral health of the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota people, described a new oral health assessment tool for Indigenous people, and suggested ways to improve Native oral health. The Check Up Study team of dentist and dental hygienists performed examinations of teeth and oral soft tissue for a convenience sample of 292 adults and children. Screening personnel counted the number of decayed, filled, sealed and total teeth, used probes to measure periodontal disease, and screened for oral lesions. Half of adults had 27 or fewer teeth. Sixteen percent of adults had at least one tooth with a pocket depth > 6mm. Participants had higher numbers of decayed teeth (p<0.0001), and lower numbers of filled teeth (p<0.0001) than those reflected in Indian Health Service cross-tribe aggregated data from 1999. Amongst Lakota people of Pine Ridge, our study documented a high prevalence of caries and periodontal disease, numerous people with missing teeth, and many unmet dental needs. Future studies of oral health related behaviors, and access to oral health care are needed to explain the dental, periodontal, and soft tissue problems that adversely affect the Oglala Lakota.ACME WRITERS

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