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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161074
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Exploration of Published Theory-Based Outcomes Research
Abstract:
An Exploration of Published Theory-Based Outcomes Research
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Brauer, Donna, PhD, MS, BS, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Minnesota State University-Mankato
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 14419 Waco St.,, Ramsey, MN, 54303, USA
Contact Telephone:612-245-3572
Co-Authors: Margaret A. Kalm, MSN, BS, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Persistent references to the "theory-practice gap" in nursing continues to fuel the perception that nursing theory has little relationship to research and no relationship to clinical practice. This perception can lead to a devaluation of if not disrespect for theory. There is, however, scant investigation of the actual use of theory in the research literature on outcomes. This study's purpose was to describe the use of nursing theory to inform interventional research or clinical outcomes research. An exploratory qualitative design was used. The sample included all research articles published in five nursing journals between the years 2000 and 2005 that reported use of a nursing intervention and/or measurement of health outcomes. Manifest content analysis was used to collect the data. Findings revealed that while interventional studies represent a small percentage of published research, 64% of those studies are nursing theory-based. Moreover, most studies showed a high level of congruency between the theory and the intervention studied. There was, however, more variation between theoretical concepts and outcomes measured. In addition, it was noted that theoretical links are not well-articulated and often implied rather than made explicit. These findings suggest that the perception of a theory-practice gap may arise from lack of recognition of the bases of research and practice rather than the absence of theoretical frameworks in guiding research and clinical practice.
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.titleAn Exploration of Published Theory-Based Outcomes Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161074-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Exploration of Published Theory-Based Outcomes 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brauer, Donna, PhD, MS, BS, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Minnesota State University-Mankato</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">School of Nursing, 14419 Waco St.,, Ramsey, MN, 54303, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">612-245-3572</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">donna.brauer@mnsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value"> Margaret A. Kalm, MSN, BS, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Persistent references to the &quot;theory-practice gap&quot; in nursing continues to fuel the perception that nursing theory has little relationship to research and no relationship to clinical practice. This perception can lead to a devaluation of if not disrespect for theory. There is, however, scant investigation of the actual use of theory in the research literature on outcomes. This study's purpose was to describe the use of nursing theory to inform interventional research or clinical outcomes research. An exploratory qualitative design was used. The sample included all research articles published in five nursing journals between the years 2000 and 2005 that reported use of a nursing intervention and/or measurement of health outcomes. Manifest content analysis was used to collect the data. Findings revealed that while interventional studies represent a small percentage of published research, 64% of those studies are nursing theory-based. Moreover, most studies showed a high level of congruency between the theory and the intervention studied. There was, however, more variation between theoretical concepts and outcomes measured. In addition, it was noted that theoretical links are not well-articulated and often implied rather than made explicit. These findings suggest that the perception of a theory-practice gap may arise from lack of recognition of the bases of research and practice rather than the absence of theoretical frameworks in guiding research and clinical practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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