Note: Subject “The Impact of daily exercising on Anxiety”
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Single Subject Design (SSD) Individual Assignment (Use these headings and sub-headings in your paper)
Using yourself as the subject, prepare at least a 3-5 page (APA style) paper with attached, and properly-labeled, time logs of the baseline (A period) and
intervention period (B period), and graph of baseline and intervention period. All students are required to use at least an A/B single subject design method
with at least one week for the A period and one week for the B period. More elaborate SSD methods and longer time periods may be used. These issues will
be discussed further in class.
1. Descriiption of Client and Presenting Problem. Describe the client, including at least gender, age, race/ethnicity, residential location, marital status, job
status, and socioeconomic status, and his/her presenting problem.
2. Goal, Target Problem, & Objective (Desired Outcome). First, specify the broad goal (i.e., improve client well-being; improve client health; improve client
mental health. Second, identify one target problem for the assignment (i.e., reduce cigarettes smoked; reduce weight; increase exercise; reduce sugared-drink
weekly consumption). The problems could concern a mental or physical behavior. Third, select the specific objective (desired outcome) (more immediate
desired outcome, i.e., reduce angry outbursts by 50% in 30 days).
3. Measure of Target Problem, Data Source, and Data Collection Procedures. Identify a MEASURE for the target problem and describe how you would go
about collecting the data to measure it (i.e., how you would record it and how often over what time period). For example, what would be the source of the
data?; what type of data collection device would you use (e.g. standardized instrument, self-report diary, etc. (remember data collection will be reflected in
you’re A and B period logs)?; and how often and for how long would you propose collecting the data (remember at least one week in A and one week in B
period)? Explain why you chose the measure and if you foresee any difficulties or shortcomings regarding the indicators, sources, or methods. If the measure
is evidence-based you must provide at least one peer-reviewed journal article to support its validity and reliability. If not evidence-based, you must give a
rationale for using it.
4. The Intervention and its Rationale. Describe the intervention in detail,
including its basic components and dose, frequency and duration (i.e., three times a week for one hour for four weeks) If the intervention is evidence-based
you must provide at least one peer-reviewed journal article to support its validity and reliability. If not evidence-based, you must give a rationale for using it.
So, for example, if you propose to reduce your smoking level, will you use the patch, or some other intervention, and why do you think the intervention will
5. Results. Draw a graph (as an Appendix) depicting the results for the objective you identified. Provide a title for the graph and all necessary labels and scale
anchoring points so that another person can read and understand what is being depicted in the graphs. Add a brief narrative section to the paper describing
what the graph indicates about the effectiveness of the intervention for this client with regard to each identified target problem. Be specific about the results.
For example: The baseline period (a) was January 1-8, 2011. During this period I smoked an average of 25 cigarettes per day. The intervention period (B) was
January 9-16. During this period I smoked an average 13 cigarettes per day. The result was a 52% reduction in my average number of cigarettes smoked
daily, which exceeded my objective of a 50% reduction.
6. Reflection: Discuss your process in addressing this assignment, including what key information was not included that you feel would have been relevant to
the assignment; any other limitations; any your reflection on any potential short or long-term risks and benefits