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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149451
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The NURSE Scale: Nursing's Unique Rating Scale of Evidence
Abstract:
The NURSE Scale: Nursing's Unique Rating Scale of Evidence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Kring, Daria L., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Forsyth Medical Center
Title:Director of Nursing Research
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Background: Evidence-based practice is the philosophical worldview underpinning today?s global healthcare arena.  However, translation of research findings into practice can take decades.  A critical step to translation is the evaluation of evidence.  One evaluation tool is an evidence rating scale (ERS) which ranks research findings according to methodological rigor.  ERSs are usually anchored with randomized controlled trials at one end and expert opinion at the other.  For nursing, ERSs have several limitations: A bias towards medicine and epidemiologyA rigid stance favoring quantitative evidenceExclusive consideration of interventional research Omission of non-research evidenceBecause ERSs do not include familiar sources of evidence, nurses are often unsure how to evaluate evidence.  Therefore, the purpose of this project was to design a nurse-centric ERS.  MethodsNurses at a large medical center participated in a three phase process to design an ERS.  In phase one, a literature review identified 12 ERSs.  Strengths and limitations of each scale were determined.  In phase two, a new scale was constructed.  In phase three, feedback was solicited from staff nurses and research experts.  The final model was piloted to determine ease of use and adequate guidance.    ResultsThe NURSE Scale, an acronym for Nursing?s Unique Rating Scale of Evidence, uses a hierarchal 5-point system to assign strength to various forms of evidence.  Innovations of the scale include: Terminology consistent with nursing scienceInclusion of both quantitative and qualitative evidenceAddition of non-interventional researchInclusion of non-research evidenceIt has performed well in evidence projects, allowing nurses to assign rank to evidence and objectively determine best practice.  In addition, it clearly shows when further research is warranted, thus encouraging a culture of nursing research.  The NURSE Scale is now offered to the worldwide nursing community for input and critique.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe NURSE Scale: Nursing's Unique Rating Scale of Evidenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149451-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The NURSE Scale: Nursing's Unique Rating Scale of Evidence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kring, Daria L., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Forsyth Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dlkring@novanthealth.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Background: Evidence-based practice is the philosophical worldview underpinning today?s global healthcare arena.&nbsp; However, translation of research findings into practice can take decades.&nbsp; A critical step to translation is the evaluation of evidence.&nbsp; One evaluation tool is an evidence rating scale (ERS) which ranks research findings according to methodological rigor.&nbsp; ERSs are usually anchored with randomized controlled trials at one end and expert opinion at the other.&nbsp; For nursing, ERSs have several limitations: A bias towards medicine and epidemiologyA rigid stance favoring quantitative evidenceExclusive consideration of interventional research Omission of non-research evidenceBecause ERSs do not include familiar sources of evidence, nurses are often unsure how to evaluate evidence.&nbsp; Therefore, the purpose of this project was to design a nurse-centric ERS.&nbsp; MethodsNurses at a large medical center participated in a three phase process to design an ERS.&nbsp; In phase one, a literature review identified 12 ERSs.&nbsp; Strengths and limitations of each scale were determined.&nbsp; In phase two, a new scale was constructed.&nbsp; In phase three, feedback was solicited from staff nurses and research experts.&nbsp; The final model was piloted to determine ease of use and adequate guidance.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ResultsThe NURSE Scale, an acronym for Nursing?s Unique Rating Scale of Evidence, uses a hierarchal 5-point system to assign strength to various forms of evidence.&nbsp; Innovations of the scale include: Terminology consistent with nursing scienceInclusion of both quantitative and qualitative evidenceAddition of non-interventional researchInclusion of non-research evidenceIt has performed well in evidence projects, allowing nurses to assign rank to evidence and objectively determine best practice.&nbsp; In addition, it clearly shows when further research is warranted, thus encouraging a culture of nursing research.&nbsp; The NURSE Scale is now offered to the worldwide nursing community for input and critique.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:02:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:02:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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