Sustained and Expanded Use of Research in Nursing: Definitions and Indicators

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Presentation
Title:
Sustained and Expanded Use of Research in Nursing: Definitions and Indicators
Abstract:
Sustained and Expanded Use of Research in Nursing: Definitions and Indicators
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Davies, Barbara L., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Ottawa
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD; Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD; Pat Griffin, RN, PhD; Jenny Ploeg, RN, PhD; Jennifer Skelly, RN, PhD; Tazim Virani, RN, MScN; Cindy Versteeg, RN, MScN; Wendy Gifford, RN
Background: Little attention has been paid to the issue of long-term sustainability of implementing practice innovations. Our team was interested in learning about the patterns of use of evidence-based best practice guidelines at 24 months after participation in a province-wide project led by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Canada. Three research utilization models underpinned our original evaluation and were valuable for the planning of the follow-up study (Dobbins et al. 1998, Logan and Graham, 1998, Rogers, 1995). A prospective panel study of the 45 original participating organizations was planned. In order to enhance the validity and generalizability of results we consulted an international advisory panel for a review of key definitions and items on measurement tools. Methods: A five member panel from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and the United States was asked to review proposed definitions of sustained and expanded use of research evidence and to assess the content validity of our questionnaires for staff nurses, administrators and research facilitators. One guideline was selected as a template (assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers). Validity was rated on a four point scale. In addition, the panel was requested to indicate areas of omission and suggestions for improvement. Findings: The panel provided insightful suggestions. Overall, eighty percent of the items in the questionnaires received a rating of 3 or 4 (relevant, minor alteration). For the items rated lower, revisions were made. Categories included: provider (self-report use, embedded use); organization/unit (continuing education, policies/procedures, monitoring, action plans); patient/family (education materials); resources/equipment (supplies). Conclusions: A structured process was useful for the development of definitions and measurement tools for assessing the sustainability of the use of research results in practice. The resulting evaluation framework is better able to uncover the determinants of the sustained use of research in Nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSustained and Expanded Use of Research in Nursing: Definitions and Indicatorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154601-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sustained and Expanded Use of Research in Nursing: Definitions and Indicators</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 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Davies, Barbara L., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Ottawa</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">bdavies@uottawa.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD; Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD; Pat Griffin, RN, PhD; Jenny Ploeg, RN, PhD; Jennifer Skelly, RN, PhD; Tazim Virani, RN, MScN; Cindy Versteeg, RN, MScN; Wendy Gifford, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Little attention has been paid to the issue of long-term sustainability of implementing practice innovations. Our team was interested in learning about the patterns of use of evidence-based best practice guidelines at 24 months after participation in a province-wide project led by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Canada. Three research utilization models underpinned our original evaluation and were valuable for the planning of the follow-up study (Dobbins et al. 1998, Logan and Graham, 1998, Rogers, 1995). A prospective panel study of the 45 original participating organizations was planned. In order to enhance the validity and generalizability of results we consulted an international advisory panel for a review of key definitions and items on measurement tools. Methods: A five member panel from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and the United States was asked to review proposed definitions of sustained and expanded use of research evidence and to assess the content validity of our questionnaires for staff nurses, administrators and research facilitators. One guideline was selected as a template (assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers). Validity was rated on a four point scale. In addition, the panel was requested to indicate areas of omission and suggestions for improvement. Findings: The panel provided insightful suggestions. Overall, eighty percent of the items in the questionnaires received a rating of 3 or 4 (relevant, minor alteration). For the items rated lower, revisions were made. Categories included: provider (self-report use, embedded use); organization/unit (continuing education, policies/procedures, monitoring, action plans); patient/family (education materials); resources/equipment (supplies). Conclusions: A structured process was useful for the development of definitions and measurement tools for assessing the sustainability of the use of research results in practice. The resulting evaluation framework is better able to uncover the determinants of the sustained use of research in Nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:07:45Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:07:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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