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The data collection tools in nursing researches in Turkey

Keywords: Nursing researches , data collection tools , Turkey.

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Aim: The aim of this study was to determine data collection tools in nursing researches in Turkey.Methods: This study included nine literatures. This literature were that had ten national/international nursing congress and symposium books realized in Turkey and five in peer reviewed nursing journals in Turkey. Consequently, the sample of these study 1328 researches that wasn't had article and that literatures was during the period 1991-2008 years. Methods of researches in sample was overviewed, used data collection tools was determined.Results: The evaluation of research reports indicates that 91.2% of the papers were used questionnaire forms developed by researchers. A questionnaire form word was equal pool, identifier form, personal presentation form, interview form, demographic form, data collection form words in studies. Thirty-six percent of research reports used scales by developed or adapted our country. State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (8.1%), Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours Scale (5.2%), Beck Depression Index (4.5%), Self-Care Agency Scale (4.5%), Quality of Life Scale (3.8%), Visual Analogue Pain Scale (2.9%), Beck Hopelessness Scale (2.7%), Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (2.7%) and The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (2.2%) were mostly obtained in nursing researches in Turkey. However, although scales using had faint in literature in 1990 years, scales using was rise as the years went by.Conclusions: Questionnaire form used more by data collection tools in nursing researches in Turkey. These forms were made validity and reliability and scales using increase as the years went by. Several studies in bigger sample groups can do that inclusive graduate and doctorate theses.


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