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Developing nursing research

Bradbury, Linda, Clipsham, Kim and Kitson, Alison 2005. Developing nursing research. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing 9 (4) , pp. 199-204. 10.1016/j.joon.2005.08.001

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Abstract

Following an information-giving workshop to senior nurses within the hospital by the Research Nurse Group, a research-practice gap was identified. To ascertain the extent of this, a survey with an explanatory letter was distributed to all qualified nurses within the Trust. Although initially the response rate was thought to be low, it compared favourably to other studies. Results showed that 45% of respondents did not feel confident to undertake a research project but more than 80% felt that research was a part of their clinical role and was relevant to nursing. Three-quarters of respondents also acknowledged that they had read a paper resulting in a change in their clinical practice. When asked about skills and resources, 29% did not know how to conduct a literature search and 39% were unable to critically appraise a paper. Furthermore, 62% did not know what resources were available when considering a research project of their own. It was concluded therefore, that the research-practice gap does exist and nurses need encouragement and support in the implementation of the research process. In view of these conclusions, an action plan was developed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1361-3111
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 14:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/116443

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