Content Analysis of Research Evidence in Cardio-Pulmonary Clinical Nursing Journals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159254
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Content Analysis of Research Evidence in Cardio-Pulmonary Clinical Nursing Journals
Abstract:
Content Analysis of Research Evidence in Cardio-Pulmonary Clinical Nursing Journals
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Narsavage, Georgia, PhD, RN, CS, ANP
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:Noreen Brady, MSN, RN, CS, LPCC, Director Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute; Chia-Chi Chang, MSN, RN, Research Assistant; Yi-Hui Lee, MSN, RN, Research Assistant
This evidence review was conducted to determine the quantity and type of published research disseminated in cardio-pulmonary clinical nursing journals. If nurses primarily read clinical journals and are to provide evidence-based care, clinical nursing journals must include research articles. Framework: The Hirsh model for locating and evaluating research evidence framed the study. Sample: Five clinical nursing journals constituted the final sample: Critical Care Nursing, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Heart and Lung, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, and Rehabilitation Nursing. A total of 822 articles (January 1999 - August 2003) were reviewed; 231 (28 %) were research studies on cardio-pulmonary topics. Method: Content analysis was used to quantify and categorize the types of research and themes. Results: Heart and Lung provided 74% of the reviewed articles focused on cardiopulmonary research in the past 5 years. Of the 231 research reports, 54% were descriptive studies, 16% were case studies, 15% were intervention/quasi-experimental studies, 12% were qualitative, seven (3%) were psychometric analyses of measurement tools, and one was a meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions. Type of Study Descriptive N=125 Case Studies N=38 Intervention N=34 Qualitative N=27 Theme/Issue Specific Disease 21% 42% 11% 22% Gender (female) 18% 3% 3% 19% Rehab/treatment 14% 19% 41% 15% Psychological 13% - 15% 19% Outcomes/QoL 12% - 3% 7% Educational 10% - 12% 3% Discharge plan 6% 3% - - Risk factors 4% 8% 6% - Infection 1% 23% - - Other 1% 2% 9% (smoking cessation) 15% Conclusions: Research topics presented are important for nurses working in cardio-pulmonary areas; presentation of intervention studies is limited. Descriptive research provides valuable information for assessment and diagnosis by nurses, but intervention research is the basis for evidence-based practice. The scarcity of intervention research published in clinical journals necessitates action by researchers and journal editors.
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.titleContent Analysis of Research Evidence in Cardio-Pulmonary Clinical Nursing Journalsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159254-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Content Analysis of Research Evidence in Cardio-Pulmonary Clinical Nursing Journals </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Narsavage, Georgia, PhD, RN, CS, ANP</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Noreen Brady, MSN, RN, CS, LPCC, Director Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute; Chia-Chi Chang, MSN, RN, Research Assistant; Yi-Hui Lee, MSN, RN, Research Assistant </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This evidence review was conducted to determine the quantity and type of published research disseminated in cardio-pulmonary clinical nursing journals. If nurses primarily read clinical journals and are to provide evidence-based care, clinical nursing journals must include research articles. Framework: The Hirsh model for locating and evaluating research evidence framed the study. Sample: Five clinical nursing journals constituted the final sample: Critical Care Nursing, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Heart and Lung, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, and Rehabilitation Nursing. A total of 822 articles (January 1999 - August 2003) were reviewed; 231 (28 %) were research studies on cardio-pulmonary topics. Method: Content analysis was used to quantify and categorize the types of research and themes. Results: Heart and Lung provided 74% of the reviewed articles focused on cardiopulmonary research in the past 5 years. Of the 231 research reports, 54% were descriptive studies, 16% were case studies, 15% were intervention/quasi-experimental studies, 12% were qualitative, seven (3%) were psychometric analyses of measurement tools, and one was a meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions. Type of Study Descriptive N=125 Case Studies N=38 Intervention N=34 Qualitative N=27 Theme/Issue Specific Disease 21% 42% 11% 22% Gender (female) 18% 3% 3% 19% Rehab/treatment 14% 19% 41% 15% Psychological 13% - 15% 19% Outcomes/QoL 12% - 3% 7% Educational 10% - 12% 3% Discharge plan 6% 3% - - Risk factors 4% 8% 6% - Infection 1% 23% - - Other 1% 2% 9% (smoking cessation) 15% Conclusions: Research topics presented are important for nurses working in cardio-pulmonary areas; presentation of intervention studies is limited. Descriptive research provides valuable information for assessment and diagnosis by nurses, but intervention research is the basis for evidence-based practice. The scarcity of intervention research published in clinical journals necessitates action by researchers and journal editors. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:50:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:50:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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