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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161332
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Research Partners: Two Teams, One Study Population
Abstract:
Research Partners: Two Teams, One Study Population
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lipson, Amy, PhD
Title:Project Manager
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:Carol Genet Kelley, RN, PhD, Project Manager; Patricia A. Higgins, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor; Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, Research Associate; Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor
Funding agencies recognize that operational efficiencies and support of scientific discovery can be facilitated by centers of research that focus on similar topical areas. Formal designation of such centers requires a cadre of researchers and a record of funded research. While this level of collaboration may not be possible for many institutions, there are significant benefits that can be realized through smaller scale collaboration. We have had the experience of combining the research teams of two parallel RO1’s investigating different phenomena with the same study population, the chronically critically ill (CCI). The THRIVE study investigates weaning patterns and illness related variables during hospitalization. The Disease Management study is testing the effect of nursing case management on patient/caregiver outcomes and resource use after discharge. Each study has its own primary investigator and the two projects have a total of 5.75 full-time employees. Operational tasks for both grants are streamlined through the collaboration of all team members. For example, research nurses are cross-trained, and inter-rater reliability and data entry errors are jointly calculated for both studies. To date, >400 subjects have been enrolled in both studies. Much information has been gleaned from gathering longitudinal data across one study population and examining two rich data sets. We have used the physiologic data from the THRIVE study and the post-discharge data from the Disease Management study to better understand the CCI (a patient example will be presented). This has prompted consideration of additional outcomes for both studies. We have learned that operating two R01s concurrently is both feasible and in some ways preferable, and believe that our success lies in the open communication and close relationship of the two teams. With the on-going need to find cost-effective ways to support research, combining workload and resources may be important for future studies.
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.titleResearch Partners: Two Teams, One Study Populationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161332-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Research Partners: Two Teams, One Study Population</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">Lipson, Amy, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Project Manager</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">Carol Genet Kelley, RN, PhD, Project Manager; Patricia A. Higgins, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor; Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, Research Associate; Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Funding agencies recognize that operational efficiencies and support of scientific discovery can be facilitated by centers of research that focus on similar topical areas. Formal designation of such centers requires a cadre of researchers and a record of funded research. While this level of collaboration may not be possible for many institutions, there are significant benefits that can be realized through smaller scale collaboration. We have had the experience of combining the research teams of two parallel RO1&rsquo;s investigating different phenomena with the same study population, the chronically critically ill (CCI). The THRIVE study investigates weaning patterns and illness related variables during hospitalization. The Disease Management study is testing the effect of nursing case management on patient/caregiver outcomes and resource use after discharge. Each study has its own primary investigator and the two projects have a total of 5.75 full-time employees. Operational tasks for both grants are streamlined through the collaboration of all team members. For example, research nurses are cross-trained, and inter-rater reliability and data entry errors are jointly calculated for both studies. To date, &gt;400 subjects have been enrolled in both studies. Much information has been gleaned from gathering longitudinal data across one study population and examining two rich data sets. We have used the physiologic data from the THRIVE study and the post-discharge data from the Disease Management study to better understand the CCI (a patient example will be presented). This has prompted consideration of additional outcomes for both studies. We have learned that operating two R01s concurrently is both feasible and in some ways preferable, and believe that our success lies in the open communication and close relationship of the two teams. With the on-going need to find cost-effective ways to support research, combining workload and resources may be important for future studies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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