Last week, you spent time searching for and reviewing research articles related to your topic. Now, you are asked to spend time thinking about the theoretical or conceptual framework for your study. You may already have an idea of specific theories or concepts that relate to your topic. If so, you should begin thinking about what pieces, or aspects of the theories or concepts, relate the most to your topic and provide the basis for your study. If not, you should spend some time reviewing research articles that include one or more of the same variables you are using and identify the theoretical or conceptual frameworks those authors used. Doing so will give you an idea of how specific theories or concepts may be used as the basis for your study.ASSIGNMENT:Write a brief description of your dissertation topic (ATTACHED). Explain at least one theory or conceptual framework and its relationship to your topic, including why you believe it would be the most appropriate framework to use. Support your response with citations from the research literature.
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Running head: FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Folic acid for pregnant women provides a wide range of benefits which includes reduces
birth defects associated with brain and spinal code (Angelica, 2017). According to World Health
Organization, folic acid helps reduce birth defects in infants. WHO recommends pregnant
women to consume 400 µg (0.4 mg) for at least thirty days of conception (Angelica, 2017).
Taking folic reduces risks of birth defects related to the brain and spinal cord and increases the
chances of survival of infants. This helps the mother and family members avoid excess costs that
would be required to fix the defects after birth.
A study conducted in Korea with pregnant women at 12-18 gestation weeks, showed that
serum foliate was associated with low risk of reported atopic dermatitis in offspring after 24
months of birth (As cited by McStay, Prescott & Palmer, 2017). However, the study did not
reveal an association between folic acid and late pregnancy between 29-42 weeks of gestation.
This can be explained by differences between countries. Additionally, folic acid increases
vitamin content in both the baby and mother regales of whether there is enough food to provide
natural foliates and vitamins. The acid plays a vital role in production of red blood cells in babies
(Barua, 2014), which makes it essential for pregnant mothers to start taking foliates and increase
intake in their system at an early stages of their pregnancies. This practice leads to improved
brain and spinal of children.
The aim of this research is, therefore to shed light on the effects of using folic acids when
consumed by pregnant women with emphasis on women in undeserved regions of the United
States of America. The study will play a significant role by bringing to light the light the required
amount of folic acid to be consumed at a given period by pregnant women. The study will
promote the consumption of folic by explaining its benefits while at the same time restricting its
intake by exposing the detrimental effects of too much consumption. This will help women reap
maximum benefits of folic vitamin supplement. Findings from the study will provide useful
information related to folic supplements to women, healthcare practitioners and researchers
interested in the topic by.
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