Web-Source Exploration Assignment

Web-Source Exploration Assignment (WEA): For this instructor-guided web-source (website resource) exploration assignment, visit 3 of the following websites. Go three layers deep into the website. Answer the following questions, summarize your answers in about 1 paragraph per site, and submit your responses using the WEA-3 submission in module 3. Use proper spelling and grammar. (5 points, see the grading form associated with the WEA-3 submission).  Refer to the syllabus for the due date.

Questions:

  1. What is the purpose of the website?
  2. Who is the audience that the website was designed for?
  3. What did you learn from the website in regard to health and nutrition in older adults?
  4. How would you rate the website for information quality and meeting the target audience’s needs? Use this rating scale: 0-1 poor, 2-3 satisfactory, 4-5 good-excellent

Websites:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2007. Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd.htm (Links to an external site.)
  • American Cancer Society (search breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer and hormone replacement therapy): http://www.cancer.org (Links to an external site.)
  • American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/ (Links to an external site.)
  • American Heart Association: http://americanheart.org/ (Links to an external site.)
  • American Macular Degeneration Foundation: http://macular.org/ (Links to an external site.)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Aging – Health Information for Older Adults – Healthy Aging for Older Adults: http://www.cdc.gov/aging/info.htm (Links to an external site.)
  • Journal of Aging and Health: http://online.sagepub.com (Links to an external site.)
  • Lighthouse International: http://lighthouse.org/ (Links to an external site.)
  • MedlinePlus: Osteoporosis: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/osteoporosis.html (Links to an external site.)
  • (Links to an external site.)NIH National Cholesterol program TLC diet: http://www.thewomansclinic.net/therapeutic-lifestyle-changes-tlc-diet (Links to an external site.)
  • National Heart Blood and Lung Institute: Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ (Links to an external site.)
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation: http://www.nof.org/ (Links to an external site.)
  • Prevent Blindness America: http://preventblindness.org/ (Links to an external site.)
  • Project AWARE: Association of Women for the Advancement of Research and Education: http://www.project-aware.org/index.shtml
 

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