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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154688
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Change theories in recent nursing literature
Abstract:
Change theories in recent nursing literature
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:May 19 - 22, 1992
Author:Loudermelt, Laura, BSN/BN
P.I. Institution Name:Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital
Title:Unit Manager RN
This study attempted an exhaustive survey of American nursing

periodical literature items using planned change theories between

January, 1982, and December, 1991. Descriptors used in searching

data bases for appropriate literature included such words as

planned, change, model, management, theory, social, agent, and

strategy, in various combinations. Literature items were not

analyzed unless they cited planned change theories. This excluded

221 general change articles, philosophical pieces, statements of

expert opinion, descriptions of current practice, and exhortations.

Each of the remaining 110 articles or research reports underwent an

analysis which identified the type of planned change theory

employed, named the theory or theorist, listed the source of the

planned change theory, and described uses made of the theory by the

nurse author. Change theories fall into three categories: modern

planned change theories by change theorists; management, economic,

educational, or organizational behavior theories for planned

change; and nurse-generated planned change theories. Most of the

nurse-generated theories are research utilization models, a

specialized type of planned change theory.



The survey produced four major outcomes. It identified 59 planned

change theories used by nurse authors in the decade of the study;

it also determined the frequency of use of each change theory. The

eight most widely used theories were the CURN research utilization

theory; Lewin's planned change theory; Everett Rogers's diffusion

theory; the work of Bennis, Benne, and Chin; the WICHE research

utilization writings; Stetler and Marram's research utilization

model; Lippitt's work; and Zaltman and Duncan's writings. Third,

the study established the types of sources from which nurses

secured change theories. Primary sources predominated. Finally,

the study showed that nurses used planned change theories to plan

change events, to guide research, and to enhance research

utilization. The most frequent use was one in which the author

presented and explained the theory.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
19-May-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChange theories in recent nursing literatureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154688-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Change theories in recent nursing literature</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">May 19 - 22, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Loudermelt, Laura, BSN/BN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Unit Manager RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study attempted an exhaustive survey of American nursing<br/><br/>periodical literature items using planned change theories between<br/><br/>January, 1982, and December, 1991. Descriptors used in searching<br/><br/>data bases for appropriate literature included such words as<br/><br/>planned, change, model, management, theory, social, agent, and<br/><br/>strategy, in various combinations. Literature items were not<br/><br/>analyzed unless they cited planned change theories. This excluded<br/><br/>221 general change articles, philosophical pieces, statements of<br/><br/>expert opinion, descriptions of current practice, and exhortations.<br/><br/>Each of the remaining 110 articles or research reports underwent an<br/><br/>analysis which identified the type of planned change theory<br/><br/>employed, named the theory or theorist, listed the source of the<br/><br/>planned change theory, and described uses made of the theory by the<br/><br/>nurse author. Change theories fall into three categories: modern<br/><br/>planned change theories by change theorists; management, economic,<br/><br/>educational, or organizational behavior theories for planned<br/><br/>change; and nurse-generated planned change theories. Most of the<br/><br/>nurse-generated theories are research utilization models, a<br/><br/>specialized type of planned change theory.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The survey produced four major outcomes. It identified 59 planned<br/><br/>change theories used by nurse authors in the decade of the study;<br/><br/>it also determined the frequency of use of each change theory. The<br/><br/>eight most widely used theories were the CURN research utilization<br/><br/>theory; Lewin's planned change theory; Everett Rogers's diffusion<br/><br/>theory; the work of Bennis, Benne, and Chin; the WICHE research<br/><br/>utilization writings; Stetler and Marram's research utilization<br/><br/>model; Lippitt's work; and Zaltman and Duncan's writings. Third,<br/><br/>the study established the types of sources from which nurses<br/><br/>secured change theories. Primary sources predominated. Finally,<br/><br/>the study showed that nurses used planned change theories to plan<br/><br/>change events, to guide research, and to enhance research<br/><br/>utilization. The most frequent use was one in which the author<br/><br/>presented and explained the theory.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:11:54Z-
dc.date.issued1992-05-19en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:11:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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