An abstract is a short written summary of work which an individual would like to share with others at a professional gathering. It should be sufficiently representative of the paper if read as a stand alone document.

It should include the following headings and be no longer than 1 page.

Title:

Author(s):

Introduction/Background:

Methods:

Results/Findings:

Conclusions:

References:

 

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136027/