Title

Writing an abstract

Publication Date

1998-05-01

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Nursing | Publishing

Abstract

An abstract presents a brief summary of the content of a paper within the length allowed by a given journal. The problem under investigation is stated in one sentence (usually in the form of a purpose statement); pertinent sample characteristics are described (e.g., number of subjects, age, gender); the methodology is specified, including data collection procedures and instruments; important findings of the study are stated; and conclusions are discussed. The abstract must be an accurate, succinct, comprehensible, and informative representation of what is in an article so as to promote reading of the entire article, increase readership, and facilitate retrieval in the future.

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/014572179802400310

Source

Diabetes Educ. 1998 May-Jun;24(3):353-6. doi: 10.1177/014572179802400310. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Diabetes educator

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

9677953

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