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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163667
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Conducting multi-site studies: Lessons learned
Author(s):
Manton, Anne
Author Details:
Anne Manton, Fairfield University, School of Nursing, Trumbull, Pennsylvania, USA, email: amanton@mail.fairfield.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: To share strategies that enhanced successful data collection in multi-site studies and to discuss pitfalls to be avoided. Specific Aims: Two national multi-site studies, Learning and Using New Approaches to Research (LUNAR and LUNAR II), conducted by the Emergency Nurses Association will be used as exemplars. Framework: Given the diversity within health care services delivery and utilization, multi-site studies are particularly useful in nursing research. Using the LUNAR studies as examples, the presentation will describe the process used in each, including different strategies employed and discuss those strategies most likely to enhance or hinder success in other multi-site studies. Methods: There existed dual purposes for the LUNAR studies. In both studies, the research questions related to use of emergency services. In addition, a goal of both projects was the involvement of clinical/staff nurses in research. More than 80 sites participated in the first LUNAR study, and 60 sites in the second. Data collection included randomization, retrospective chart review and telephone interviewing. Presentation discussion will include conceptualization and design, recruitment of sites, preparation of data collectors, inter-rater reliability assessment, IRB issues, ongoing communication and guidance, data submission and other concerns. Results and Conclusions: Based on our experiences with these multi-site studies, the usefulness of multi-site studies to answer nursing health services research questions will be described. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development in Nursing: Although a major undertaking, multi-site studies provide an opportunity to increase generalizability and minimize problems inherent in smaller, uni-site studies. Lessons learned and shared can enhance knowledge development in nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConducting multi-site studies: Lessons learneden_GB
dc.contributor.authorManton, Anneen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Manton, Fairfield University, School of Nursing, Trumbull, Pennsylvania, USA, email: amanton@mail.fairfield.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163667-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To share strategies that enhanced successful data collection in multi-site studies and to discuss pitfalls to be avoided. Specific Aims: Two national multi-site studies, Learning and Using New Approaches to Research (LUNAR and LUNAR II), conducted by the Emergency Nurses Association will be used as exemplars. Framework: Given the diversity within health care services delivery and utilization, multi-site studies are particularly useful in nursing research. Using the LUNAR studies as examples, the presentation will describe the process used in each, including different strategies employed and discuss those strategies most likely to enhance or hinder success in other multi-site studies. Methods: There existed dual purposes for the LUNAR studies. In both studies, the research questions related to use of emergency services. In addition, a goal of both projects was the involvement of clinical/staff nurses in research. More than 80 sites participated in the first LUNAR study, and 60 sites in the second. Data collection included randomization, retrospective chart review and telephone interviewing. Presentation discussion will include conceptualization and design, recruitment of sites, preparation of data collectors, inter-rater reliability assessment, IRB issues, ongoing communication and guidance, data submission and other concerns. Results and Conclusions: Based on our experiences with these multi-site studies, the usefulness of multi-site studies to answer nursing health services research questions will be described. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development in Nursing: Although a major undertaking, multi-site studies provide an opportunity to increase generalizability and minimize problems inherent in smaller, uni-site studies. Lessons learned and shared can enhance knowledge development in nursing.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:11:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:11:39Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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