Using Emerging Technologies to Implement a Multisite Research Collaborative: A Methods Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151084
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Presentation
Title:
Using Emerging Technologies to Implement a Multisite Research Collaborative: A Methods Study
Abstract:
Using Emerging Technologies to Implement a Multisite Research Collaborative: A Methods Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lasater, Kathie, EdD, RN, ANEF
P.I. Institution Name:Oregon Health & Science University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Elizabeth Johnson, MSN, PhD; Kay E. Hodson Carlton, EdD, RN, FAAN; Linda Siktberg, PhD, RN; Stephanie Sideras, RN, MSN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Background: Two US prelicensure nursing education programs, one in Indiana and one in Oregon, originally collaborated to design a multisite study, examining the effect of a nursing case scenario on students' clinical judgment in high fidelity simulation. Logistically, it is challenging for one or even two programs to gather enough data to make Evidence-Based assertions about the efficacy of simulation, but multiple sites, especially with the inclusion of international sites, can prove challenging for adherence to study protocols. Purpose: To design a method for implementing a quasi-experimental study involving multiple prelicensure nursing programs, including four diverse programs in the U.S. and one in the UK. Methods: A digital toolkit was developed that included a project website, a Wiki with digital images to standardize the fidelity of the simulation, pod/podcasts, a multimedia exemplar of the scenario, and supporting materials organized with digital document organization software. Regular telephone conferencing, emails, and a few face-to-face visits supplemented the digital assets. Results: The five international sites successfully implemented the same quasi-experimental study protocol in a planned, organized way to (1) represent a diversity of nursing programs, (2) involve 250-275 study participants in order to identify some generalizable findings while (3) learning how to collaborate with other nursing programs. Conclusion: Scarce resources require that researchers use emerging technologies in order to implement large studies in both national and international sites. This study demonstrates that such studies, spanning 5,000 miles, can be done with careful, intentional planning and the use of technology.
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.titleUsing Emerging Technologies to Implement a Multisite Research Collaborative: A Methods Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151084-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Emerging Technologies to Implement a Multisite Research Collaborative: A Methods Study</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lasater, Kathie, EdD, RN, ANEF</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oregon Health &amp; Science University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lasaterk@ohsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Elizabeth Johnson, MSN, PhD; Kay E. Hodson Carlton, EdD, RN, FAAN; Linda Siktberg, PhD, RN; Stephanie Sideras, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Background: Two US prelicensure nursing education programs, one in Indiana and one in Oregon, originally collaborated to design a multisite study, examining the effect of a nursing case scenario on students' clinical judgment in high fidelity simulation. Logistically, it is challenging for one or even two programs to gather enough data to make Evidence-Based assertions about the efficacy of simulation, but multiple sites, especially with the inclusion of international sites, can prove challenging for adherence to study protocols. Purpose: To design a method for implementing a quasi-experimental study involving multiple prelicensure nursing programs, including four diverse programs in the U.S. and one in the UK. Methods: A digital toolkit was developed that included a project website, a Wiki with digital images to standardize the fidelity of the simulation, pod/podcasts, a multimedia exemplar of the scenario, and supporting materials organized with digital document organization software. Regular telephone conferencing, emails, and a few face-to-face visits supplemented the digital assets. Results: The five international sites successfully implemented the same quasi-experimental study protocol in a planned, organized way to (1) represent a diversity of nursing programs, (2) involve 250-275 study participants in order to identify some generalizable findings while (3) learning how to collaborate with other nursing programs. Conclusion: Scarce resources require that researchers use emerging technologies in order to implement large studies in both national and international sites. This study demonstrates that such studies, spanning 5,000 miles, can be done with careful, intentional planning and the use of technology.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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