The Experience Of Multi-Site Nursing Intervention Research From The Team Members’ Perspective

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151699
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Presentation
Title:
The Experience Of Multi-Site Nursing Intervention Research From The Team Members’ Perspective
Abstract:
The Experience Of Multi-Site Nursing Intervention Research From The Team Members’ Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Rodehorst, T. Kim, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the research team members’ experience in conducting multi-site nursing intervention research. Design: Focus groups were conducted to explore research team members’ perceptions of participating in an intervention study conducted at three rural sites. Sample & Setting: All research team members and staff nurses at each site were invited to the focus groups. Eleven members of the research team and one staff member contributed to the focus groups. Method: Each focus group discussion was tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. Transcriptions were reviewed for themes related to the over-all experience with the research project. Participants discussed rewards, frustrations, and offered strategies for improvement. Findings: The major positive theme was that participating as a member of the research team was “validating” and made some feel “proud” that their institution was involved. Frustrations centered on the tremendous amount of time and work necessary to recruit participants, manage data entry and maintain integrity of the study protocol at each site. Suggestions for improvement included involvement during the planning stage and more comprehensive training with a team leader identified at each site. All research team members desired more communication among members at all sites and more individual recognition. Conclusions: Staff nurses, especially those in rural settings may require more incentive to participate in research activities. Those nurses recruited as research team members are willing to participate, but more time and money needs to be invested to train and retain site coordinators and research team members. Implications: To increase engagement and commitment to the research efforts, and to tap into their clinical expertise, nurses need to be included in the development of the project early in the process. Focus groups may assist researchers in refining research protocols before the project is implemented and afterward to evaluate the project.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Experience Of Multi-Site Nursing Intervention Research From The Team Members’ Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151699-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Experience Of Multi-Site Nursing Intervention Research From The Team Members&rsquo; Perspective</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rodehorst, T. Kim, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tkrodeho@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the research team members&rsquo; experience in conducting multi-site nursing intervention research. Design: Focus groups were conducted to explore research team members&rsquo; perceptions of participating in an intervention study conducted at three rural sites. Sample &amp; Setting: All research team members and staff nurses at each site were invited to the focus groups. Eleven members of the research team and one staff member contributed to the focus groups. Method: Each focus group discussion was tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. Transcriptions were reviewed for themes related to the over-all experience with the research project. Participants discussed rewards, frustrations, and offered strategies for improvement. Findings: The major positive theme was that participating as a member of the research team was &ldquo;validating&rdquo; and made some feel &ldquo;proud&rdquo; that their institution was involved. Frustrations centered on the tremendous amount of time and work necessary to recruit participants, manage data entry and maintain integrity of the study protocol at each site. Suggestions for improvement included involvement during the planning stage and more comprehensive training with a team leader identified at each site. All research team members desired more communication among members at all sites and more individual recognition. Conclusions: Staff nurses, especially those in rural settings may require more incentive to participate in research activities. Those nurses recruited as research team members are willing to participate, but more time and money needs to be invested to train and retain site coordinators and research team members. Implications: To increase engagement and commitment to the research efforts, and to tap into their clinical expertise, nurses need to be included in the development of the project early in the process. Focus groups may assist researchers in refining research protocols before the project is implemented and afterward to evaluate the project.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:10:46Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:10:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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