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mHealth: Technology for nursing practice, education, and research  [cached]
Willa Marlene Doswell,Betty Braxter,Annette DeVito Dabbs,Wendy Nilsen
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice , 2013, DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v3n10p99
Abstract: Mobile health (mHealth) is a rapidly growing field providing the potential to enhance patient education, prevent disease, enhance diagnostics, improve treatment, lower health care costs and increase access to health care services, and advance evidence-based research. For the field of nursing the potential capabilities of mHealth are not only for patient care but for delivery of nursing education to our future practicing nurses, providing a means of communication between healthcare professionals located close and at greater geographic distances, and provides access to information and personal monitoring for geographically isolated clients. Although mHealth capabilities’ value appears significant for training, and practice, there remains a significant need for research and evaluation of the devices that now appearing in the health care marketplace. The National Institute of Nursing Research’s strategic plan includes supporting research to develop and test the flood of health apps to assist clients in the management of their health. The purposes of this paper are to: 1) discuss the importance of mHealth in nursing practice, education, and research, and 2) describe the mHealth initiatives underway at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing as exemplars to stimulate mHealth research and promote nursing role in providing health care to patients in this age of information technology.
Languages of the nursing process in the dissertations and theses. A bibliographical study  [cached]
Viviane Martins da Silva,Taciana Cavalcante de Oliveira,Marta Maria Coelho Damasceno,Thelma Leite de Araujo
Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing , 2006,
Abstract: The objective of this bibliographical study was to analyze trends of use of the nursing assistance systematization languages in the dissertations and theses published in the catalogs of the Center of Study and Research in Nursing, in the period from 1979 to 2004. The sample was composed of 98 abstracts that constituted research about assistance systemization or that contemplated theories with own language to a nursing process. It was observed: The concentration of studies in the Southeast and Northeast regions; The utilization of the Nanda as nursing language; The application of the Basic Human Needs Theory; The development of studies about profile and validation of diagnosis. The trends of utilization of the founded languages in this study, as well as the evidenced gaps show the need of better knowledge and comprehension to nursing process elements that give base to the classifications at its utilization in the practice, in the research and in the teaching.
Nurses’ perspective of the research-practice gap in nursing  [PDF]
Clara Agbedia, Ijeoma Okoronkwo, E. Onokayeigho, Mary Ann Agbo
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.42013
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This work aims to explore the views of Nigerian nurses on research-practice gap in the clinical practice and the challenges in the utilization of nursing research. The results from in-depth interview and focus group discussion demonstrated that a research-practice gap existed in the clinical setting. The nurses generally did not utilize research findings in their practice. Some useful suggestions were recommended to solve the problem.

Contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing
Ailinger, Rita L.;
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem , 2003, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692003000300002
Abstract: aim: this article aims to identify the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing. background: qualitative research dates back to the 1920s and 1930s, when anthropologists and sociologists used qualitative research methods to study human phenomena in naturalistic settings and from a holistic viewpoint. afterwards, other subject matters, including nursing, adopted qualitative methods to answer their research questions. the restructuring of health care over the past decade has brought about increased accountability in nursing research. one method for increasing this accountability is evidence-based practice. method: the method used was a search in the cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature database from 1999-present. the search resulted in 61 citations for evidence-based practice in nursing research; however, only 5 citations focused on evidence-based practice and qualitative research. findings: the authors' findings revealed six contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice: generation of hypotheses; development and validation of instruments; provision of context for evaluation; development of nursing interventions; development of new research questions; and application of qualitative outcome analysis. conclusion: qualitative research makes important contributions to the quality of evidence-based practice.
Contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing
Ailinger Rita L.
Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem , 2003,
Abstract: AIM: This article aims to identify the contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice in nursing. BACKGROUND: Qualitative research dates back to the 1920s and 1930s, when anthropologists and sociologists used qualitative research methods to study human phenomena in naturalistic settings and from a holistic viewpoint. Afterwards, other subject matters, including nursing, adopted qualitative methods to answer their research questions. The restructuring of health care over the past decade has brought about increased accountability in nursing research. One method for increasing this accountability is evidence-based practice. METHOD: The method used was a search in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature database from 1999-present. The search resulted in 61 citations for evidence-based practice in nursing research; however, only 5 citations focused on evidence-based practice and qualitative research. FINDINGS: The authors' findings revealed six contributions of qualitative research to evidence-based practice: generation of hypotheses; development and validation of instruments; provision of context for evaluation; development of nursing interventions; development of new research questions; and application of Qualitative Outcome Analysis. CONCLUSION: Qualitative research makes important contributions to the quality of evidence-based practice.
Linking theory to practice in learning technology research  [cached]
Cathy Gunn,Caroline Steel
Research in Learning Technology , 2012, DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v20i0.16148
Abstract: We present a case to reposition theory so that it plays a pivotal role in learning technology research and helps to build an ecology of learning. To support the case, we present a critique of current practice based on a review of articles published in two leading international journals from 2005 to 2010. Our study reveals that theory features only incidentally or not at all in many cases. We propose theory development as a unifying theme for learning technology research study design and reporting. The use of learning design as a strategy to develop and test theories in practice is integral to our argument. We conclude by supporting other researchers who recommend educational design research as a theory focused methodology to move the field forward in productive and consistent ways. The challenge of changing common practice will be involved. However, the potential to raise the profile of learning technology research and improve educational outcomes justifies the effort required.
Development of a Regional Nursing Research Partnership for Academic and Practice Collaborations  [PDF]
Heather L. Tubbs-Cooley,Donna S. Martsolf,Rita H. Pickler,Caroline F. Morrison,Cassie E. Wardlaw
Nursing Research and Practice , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/473864
Abstract: Background. Collaborative nursing research across academic and practice settings is imperative to generate knowledge to improve patient care. Models of academic/practice partnerships for nursing research are lacking. This paper reports data collected before and during a one-day retreat for nurse researchers and administrators from local universities and health care organizations designed to establish a regional nursing research partnership. Methods. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to address the study aims: (1) to assess research involvement and institutional research resources; (2) to assess interest in and concerns regarding cross-institutional collaborations; and (3) to describe perceptions of the purpose of a partnership and resources needed to ensure success. Results. Participants had differing perceptions of accessibility to resources; participants in practice settings reported less accessibility to resources, notably grant development, informatics, and research assistant support. Participants were interested in collaboration although concerns about conflict of interest were expressed. Four themes related to partnering were identified: harnessing our nursing voice and identity; developing as researchers; staying connected; and positioning for a collaborative project. Conclusion. Academic-practice research collaborations will become increasingly important with health care system changes. Strategies to develop and sustain productive partnerships should be supported. 1. Background Collaborative nursing research across academic and practice settings is essential for the advancement of science that generates new discoveries and determines effective approaches for research translation and implementation. Multiple national and international studies highlight benefits of academic-practice research partnerships such as improving the validity and effectiveness of interventions via varied stakeholder perspectives [1–6], efficiency gains in personnel and infrastructure costs owing to shared resources [7], and improved patient outcomes resulting from implementation of evidence-based nursing care practices [8]. In spite of these benefits, models to engage academic nursing faculty and practice-based researchers and clinicians in collaborative research are limited. The Duke Translational Nursing Institute is a recent example of an academic-practice partnership between the Duke University School of Nursing and the Duke University Health System and is designed to align academic and clinical nurses in the pursuit of new knowledge and the rapid
The Extent of Research Utilization in Nursing Clinical Practice, Tehran, Iran
N Mehrdad (Ph.D),M Salsali (Ph.D),A Kazemnejad (Ph.D).
Hayat Journal of Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery , 2009,
Abstract: Background & Objective: Research utilization is an important way to extent the knowledge in nursing practice. It empowers the nursing profession. Research utilization is a new paradigm in Iran's nursing care. This study aimed to assess the extent of research utilization in nursing clinical practice in Tehran, Iran. Methods & Materials: This is a cross-sectional study. The clinical nurses with at least one year of work experience were selected through a multistage stratified sampling method. They completed a five-sectioned self-report questionnaire. The scores were categorized into high, intermediate, and low. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-Square test in SPSS. Results: Findings revealed that the research utilization in 66.9% of the nurses was low. There was significant relationships between the extent of research utilization and the level of education, professional condition, clinical setting, research activities, work shift, job satisfaction, and English language skills. Conclusion: The majority of nurses' practice is not according to the research findings. We need to find appropriate strategies to enable us to utilize the research findings. Key words: nurses, research, Iran
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - "Evidence for Psychiatric Nursing Practice: An Analysis of Three Years of Published Research
Zauszniewski, J., Suresky, J
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing , 2003,
Abstract: Psychiatric and mental health nursing practice continues to be strongly influenced by tradition, unsystematic trial and error, and authority. Yet the need for quality care that is based on the best and most current empirical research is well documented. Achieving evidence-based practice in the psychiatric nursing specialty will require that qualified nurse researchers conduct research relevant for practice and appropriately disseminate that research to those who can best use it, practicing nurses. This State of the Evidence Review analyzed the 227 data-based studies published in the five most commonly read American psychiatric nursing journals from January 2000 through December 2002. Five major research foci were found: global perspectives, psychiatric nurses as subjects, studies of family caregivers, research with clients across the life span, and testing of nursing interventions. About 88% of the studies were conducted in the United States; 63% involved recipients of mental health care services; but only 11% tested psychiatric nursing interventions. Promoting evidence-based practice in psychiatric nursing will require increasing the numbers of psychiatric nurse researchers, enriching the research process (i.e., increasing relevance and appropriate dissemination), and implementing changes in practice that are based on the best and most currently available evidence, rather than on the equivalents of "Old Wives’ Tales."
La influencia del positivismo en la investigación y práctica de enfermería Influence of positivism on nursing research and practice
Erick Landeros-Olvera,Bertha C. Salazar-González,Edith Cruz-Quevedo
Index de Enfermería , 2009,
Abstract: Propósito: describir la parte que le corresponde al positivismo como una de las principales corrientes que influyen en la investigación y práctica de enfermería. Las características del positivismo estriban en que el conocimiento es concreto y los fenómenos son factibles de medición. Para la enfermería esto se traduce en mantener privilegio por lo orgánico, negando indirectamente la parte subjetiva, lo que importa es el dato clínico que puede ser verificado con ayuda de tecnología o técnicas concretas como la exploración física. Con respecto a la investigación, el fin es replicar las intervenciones del cuidado enfermero en diferentes muestras para acumular la suficiente evidencia (matemáticamente significativa) para que ese cuidado en específico sea útil en la práctica. Se concluye que la vinculación entre práctica e investigación bajo esta corriente es la que ha generado más conocimiento que hoy en día es base para la práctica de enfermería en hospitales y comunidades. Purpose: To describe the corresponding parto to positivism as one of the mainstream thoughs influencing nursing research and practice. Positivism characteristics assert that knowledge is concrete and phenomena are feasible to measure. For nursing this translates into keeping privilege for that what is organic; indirectly denying the subjective part, what matters is the clinical data that can be verified using concrete technology or techniques such as physical exploration. Regarding research, replication of nursing care interventions in different samples serves the goal to accumulate enough specific evidence (mathematically significant) as to be useful in practice. In conclusion the links between practice and research based under this thought have generated most of nursing knowledge and remains foundational to nursing practice in hospital and communities as well.
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