A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR TARGETING RESEARCH DISSEMINATION INTERVENTIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BREAST CANCER NURSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165283
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR TARGETING RESEARCH DISSEMINATION INTERVENTIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BREAST CANCER NURSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Author(s):
Kirshbaum, Marilyn
Author Details:
Marilyn Kirshbaum, RN, SRN, BSc, MSc, University of Sheffield, Dept. of Oncology, Sheffield, Great Britain
Abstract:
Nursing care based on research evidence is a clinical and professional imperative that has specific implications for oncology nurses all over the world. In the United Kingdom, it was documented that a problem of dissemination and utilization of research-based knowledge existed within the specialty of breast cancer, thus depriving individuals of receiving optimum care. Despite increasingly robust research evidence that has demonstrated the numerous benefits of aerobic exercise for individuals affected by breast cancer, commensurate changes to practice were not noted amongst breast care nurses (BCNs). To assist in addressing this deficiency, a 3-stage study was designed to: Identify the barriers to research utilization and preferred methods of research dissemination of BCNs; Develop and evaluate a dissemination intervention for BCNs. Stage 1 consisted of a national survey of 263 BCNs on research utilization and dissemination issues. In Stage 2, The Conceptual Framework for Selecting a Targeted Dissemination Intervention was created to guide the selection and development of an experimental research dissemination intervention. Stage 3 took the form of a randomized control trial, which evaluated the intervention in terms of changing knowledge, reported practice and attitudes. This presentation will describe the Conceptual Framework and discuss its implications for oncology nursing and research. The framework represents a step-wise process designed to: describe a target group (e.g. BCNs), integrate theoretically derived characteristics of effective dissemination and behavior change with the needs of a target group and provide a structure to compare different dissemination options. Practical considerations, such as time and resource limitations of nurses and the researcher/manager were included in the decision making process. An information booklet that synthesized relevant research evidence emerged as the intervention most suited for development and evaluation to meet the identified requirements of this sample of BCNs. Dissemination of research evidence is a complex, multi-faceted and persistent concern in oncology nursing, and requires a multi-level solution. The Conceptual Framework provided a functional structure for gathering and integrating diverse theoretical, empirical and pragmatic components integral to devising and empirically testing innovative strategies of the future. Application of the framework to other groups of nurses is proposed.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR TARGETING RESEARCH DISSEMINATION INTERVENTIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BREAST CANCER NURSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirshbaum, Marilynen_US
dc.author.detailsMarilyn Kirshbaum, RN, SRN, BSc, MSc, University of Sheffield, Dept. of Oncology, Sheffield, Great Britainen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165283-
dc.description.abstractNursing care based on research evidence is a clinical and professional imperative that has specific implications for oncology nurses all over the world. In the United Kingdom, it was documented that a problem of dissemination and utilization of research-based knowledge existed within the specialty of breast cancer, thus depriving individuals of receiving optimum care. Despite increasingly robust research evidence that has demonstrated the numerous benefits of aerobic exercise for individuals affected by breast cancer, commensurate changes to practice were not noted amongst breast care nurses (BCNs). To assist in addressing this deficiency, a 3-stage study was designed to: Identify the barriers to research utilization and preferred methods of research dissemination of BCNs; Develop and evaluate a dissemination intervention for BCNs. Stage 1 consisted of a national survey of 263 BCNs on research utilization and dissemination issues. In Stage 2, The Conceptual Framework for Selecting a Targeted Dissemination Intervention was created to guide the selection and development of an experimental research dissemination intervention. Stage 3 took the form of a randomized control trial, which evaluated the intervention in terms of changing knowledge, reported practice and attitudes. This presentation will describe the Conceptual Framework and discuss its implications for oncology nursing and research. The framework represents a step-wise process designed to: describe a target group (e.g. BCNs), integrate theoretically derived characteristics of effective dissemination and behavior change with the needs of a target group and provide a structure to compare different dissemination options. Practical considerations, such as time and resource limitations of nurses and the researcher/manager were included in the decision making process. An information booklet that synthesized relevant research evidence emerged as the intervention most suited for development and evaluation to meet the identified requirements of this sample of BCNs. Dissemination of research evidence is a complex, multi-faceted and persistent concern in oncology nursing, and requires a multi-level solution. The Conceptual Framework provided a functional structure for gathering and integrating diverse theoretical, empirical and pragmatic components integral to devising and empirically testing innovative strategies of the future. Application of the framework to other groups of nurses is proposed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:46Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, 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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