Arthritis In Older Adults and the role of physical activity

Select a research paper about a Arthritis In Older Adults and the role of physical activity. (may not be a review or meta-analysis). The paper should have been published in the past 10 years unless approved by instructor. Summarize and critique the research article according to the assignment description attached.

Submit your writing in a MS Word document. Attach the PDF file of the article you summarized.

General Format for Journal Article Summary and Critique

Read your article and summarize it (~1 page). Then, reread and give it your critique (~1 page). Try to identify places that the research is unclear, where methods could be improved, where assumptions were made, where interpretation was inappropriate… Use a cover page and references. For the body follow the formatting/headings below to write the summary and incorporate your critique. The below questions are not comprehensive. You may need to include additional questions based on your particular article.


Top of Page – Bibliographic Information

APA Citation of Selected Journal Article


Give a brief introduction (1-3 sentences) to give the necessary background to the study and state its purpose (in your own words). Why was the study conducted? What was it about?


In your own words, describe the specifics of what this study involved. Who were the subjects? How were they grouped? What did they have the subjects do? Under what conditions? For how long? What was measured? Describe the reliability and validity of all the instruments used. What was being compared? How was the data analyzed? Study Design: What type of research is this? Explain.

Results and Discussion

In your own words, discuss the major findings and results. How useful or significant is this (what did the author(s) say about it?) Conclusions – In your own words, summarize the researchers’ conclusions. What was the major outcome of the study? Is each result discussed in terms of the original hypothesis to which it relates? Is each result discussed in terms of its agreement or disagreement with previous results obtained by other researchers in other studies?

Personal comments

Give your reaction to the study, such as: What did you learn from the study? How might you apply the results in a future teaching/coaching/clinical application? Explain how this study might relate to a lab, lab topic, and/or a project.

Follow APA Format for all citations (in-text and references section).

REMINDER: Any information which is word for word from the article, must be in quotation marks with the page number identified, for example: (p. 38), otherwise it is considered plagiarized. With the exception of perhaps one or two sentences, the abstract should be in your own words anyway.