A brief description of the study placed at thebeginning of the research report. The abstract isabout 100-200 words which answer the followingquestions: What was the purpose of theresearch study? What were the researchquestions? What methods did the researcher use to answer the research questions or to testthe hypothesis(es)? What did the researcher find? What were the implications for nursingpractice? (Polit and Beck, pp. 68-69).