Research Proposal on Links of Obesity to Socio-economic Status

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RESEARCJ PROPOSALRESEARCH PROPOSAL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
RESEARCH PROPOSAL1ContentsLay description................................................................................................................................4Aim, Significance and research question.........................................................................................4Aim..............................................................................................................................................4Significance.................................................................................................................................5Research question........................................................................................................................5Background......................................................................................................................................6Research plan and methodology (Including ethical consideration).................................................8Research plan...............................................................................................................................8Methodology................................................................................................................................9Data Collection..........................................................................................................................10Data analysis..............................................................................................................................10Ethical consideration.................................................................................................................11References......................................................................................................................................13
RESEARCH PROPOSAL2Lay descriptionAccording to the reports of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017), almost 52 percentof adults (from18 to 45 years) are not sufficiently active in their lifestyle. More than 60 percentadults have abnormal lipid content in their blood and 63 percent Australians are overweight.Upon observing the pattern of obesity and inactive lifestyle, it was observed that there is arelation of Socio-economic Status (SES) and overweight or obesity in the Australian lifestyle(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017). Therefore, the prime aim of the project is todetermine the ways in which obesity and sedentary lifestyle is related to high or low SES inyounger generation. In this research proposal, the links of obesity to socio-economic status willbe assessed using a population-based study where, the participants will be selected randomly. Aquestionnaire related to their daily activity, food habits and level of inactivity will be preparedand the participants will be encouraged to fill the survey pamphlet. After completion of thesurvey, successfully the data will be collected and assessed, which will determine the effect ofhigher or lower SES on obesity of target population in Australia (Au, Hauck & Hollingsworth,2013).Aim, Significance and research questionAimThe prime aim of the research is to understand the relation between socio-economic status andobesity in the context of Australian adults. Under the aim, objectives will be finding a pattern ofobesity in adults. This will include few questions such as; the obesity is due to inactive lifestyleor unhealthy food habit. People are aware or not about their inactive (less physical activity) orunhealthy food habit they are living with or not is one of the prime objective of this research.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL3Another objective of this research proposal is to find the relation between high socio-economicstatus and obesity and low SES and obesity. The pattern acquired from this relation will lead todisclose the fact due to that obesity occurs in such adults in Australia.SignificanceObesity is one of the major health issues the current world is facing. Not only Australia, but alsothe complete world is looking for interventions that can help these obese people to return to theirnormal life and complete daily activities without any hurdle. Obesity in Australian adults hasbeen increased since, 2014-15 and the age group mostly affected with this syndrome is 18 to 45which is considered as the younger adults (Karnik & Kanekar, 2012). Any countriesdevelopment depends on the activity and urge to change of younger generation. However,according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017), 63 percent of the younggeneration of the Australia is suffering from obesity and overweight. Therefore, the researchregarding the pattern of obesity and its relation to economy is important and significant.On successful completion, the research will identify the relation between socio-economic statusand obesity, lower and higher SES and its effect on younger generation, the prime reason obesityis inactive lifestyle, unhealthy diet and negligence to health and so on (Walls et al., 2012).Research questionAppropriate research questions are very important to find out exact answers. The researchquestions for this project are-What is the relation between obesity, sedentary lifestyle and Socio-economicstatus in younger generation?
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