Designing Collaborative Research Networks to Maximize Resources in Conducting Clinical Research.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159176
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Designing Collaborative Research Networks to Maximize Resources in Conducting Clinical Research.
Abstract:
Designing Collaborative Research Networks to Maximize Resources in Conducting Clinical Research.
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Anthony, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Contact Address:P. O. Box 5190, 113 Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44242, USA
Co-Authors:J. Payne, B. Maloney, and J. Ellsworth-Wolk, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH; M. McLaughlin, Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, OH; and J. Ellsworth-Wolk and J. Schultz, Lakewood Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Background. Collaborations among researchers and clinicians are growing in response to the desire to improve practice and to achieve Magnet recognition. However, the resources needed to initiate and sustain research in the clinical setting are constrained. Purpose: To describe the innovative process of a collaborative research network consisting of 5 clinical specialists from 3 community hospitals and a doctorally prepared researcher. Methodology: The CNE at one of the hospitals contacted the researcher. After several planning meetings, the CNE invited the participation and support of two "sister" hospitals. The Research Council (RC) was developed as the organizational structure to advance nursing research and was formed in March 2005. Goals were: 1) to organize a core team responsible for developing a sustainable nursing research program generalizable to three hospitals and, 2) to increase visibility and generate enthusiasm for conducting research. Each hospital identified 2 CNSs interested in participating in the RC. Nurse's Week in 2005 was chosen to introduce staff to nursing research. A poster, using the research process as a template was developed by the RC and displayed at each hospital. At each facility nurses were surveyed and asked to prioritize 5 interesting research topics. A nursing research logo was developed for use by the 3 hospitals. Results: The survey results were evaluated. A common priority emerged across hospitals and focused on nurse attitudes and knowledge in meeting the educational needs of diabetic patients. The RC then designed the study to be implemented across hospitals. Scientific and resource challenges were identified that threatened the rigor of the study. With the guidance of the consultant, the RC resolved issues such as the theoretical framework, design, methodology for data collection, use of incentives, strategies to achieve response rates and enlisting administrative support. Data analysis is underway. Conclusions: Process outcomes to highlight include the success of research networks in maximizing limited resources, the utilization of CNS who are in complementary roles and bring varying expertise to the RC and, an efficient mechanism to increase the knowledge about conducting research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDesigning Collaborative Research Networks to Maximize Resources in Conducting Clinical Research.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159176-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Designing Collaborative Research Networks to Maximize Resources in Conducting Clinical Research.</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anthony, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P. O. Box 5190, 113 Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">manthony@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Payne, B. Maloney, and J. Ellsworth-Wolk, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH; M. McLaughlin, Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, OH; and J. Ellsworth-Wolk and J. Schultz, Lakewood Hospital, Cleveland, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background. Collaborations among researchers and clinicians are growing in response to the desire to improve practice and to achieve Magnet recognition. However, the resources needed to initiate and sustain research in the clinical setting are constrained. Purpose: To describe the innovative process of a collaborative research network consisting of 5 clinical specialists from 3 community hospitals and a doctorally prepared researcher. Methodology: The CNE at one of the hospitals contacted the researcher. After several planning meetings, the CNE invited the participation and support of two &quot;sister&quot; hospitals. The Research Council (RC) was developed as the organizational structure to advance nursing research and was formed in March 2005. Goals were: 1) to organize a core team responsible for developing a sustainable nursing research program generalizable to three hospitals and, 2) to increase visibility and generate enthusiasm for conducting research. Each hospital identified 2 CNSs interested in participating in the RC. Nurse's Week in 2005 was chosen to introduce staff to nursing research. A poster, using the research process as a template was developed by the RC and displayed at each hospital. At each facility nurses were surveyed and asked to prioritize 5 interesting research topics. A nursing research logo was developed for use by the 3 hospitals. Results: The survey results were evaluated. A common priority emerged across hospitals and focused on nurse attitudes and knowledge in meeting the educational needs of diabetic patients. The RC then designed the study to be implemented across hospitals. Scientific and resource challenges were identified that threatened the rigor of the study. With the guidance of the consultant, the RC resolved issues such as the theoretical framework, design, methodology for data collection, use of incentives, strategies to achieve response rates and enlisting administrative support. Data analysis is underway. Conclusions: Process outcomes to highlight include the success of research networks in maximizing limited resources, the utilization of CNS who are in complementary roles and bring varying expertise to the RC and, an efficient mechanism to increase the knowledge about conducting research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:46:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:46:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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