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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202225
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Contextual Support for Nursing Research Internationally
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The development of nurse researchers and nursing research is not only dependent on factors intrinsic to the individual, but is heavily dependent on external contextual factors. Influencing conditions which determines the ability of a scientist to advance include aspects such as access to appropriate funding sources, enabling funds and the general status and acceptability of research proposals.  The aim of this research is to develop a methodology that will allow for international comparison of the contextual support for nursing research in different countries. This would allow for the fair comparison of individual nurse scientists from different countries, and also for advocacy on behalf of nurse researchers in countries with limited support.  The study made use of a Delphi survey with one round, using email connections.  An Information Document was developed outlining the contextual factors described in the literature, and asking respondents (nurse scientists) to rate their own countries on these factors on a rating scale. Based on the first round of the Delphi, seven factors and twelve measures were identified that could be used across all countries.  The Delphi included nurse scientists from 16 countries and the countries varied in their contextual support scores from 1.6% to 71.7% with an average score of 26.8%  Based on the Standard Deviation the participating countries were provisionally categorized into five levels of support. The scores of countries did not correlate with their classification in terms of economic activity levels.  The factors suggest a clear set of priorities for nurses to develop nursing research in their own countries. The nurse scientists may use this to assess the level of support for nursing research in their own countries and use the results to advocate for improved contextual support, thus improving nursing research globally.   
Keywords:
global nursing research; contextual factors; support for research
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleContextual Support for Nursing Research Internationallyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202225-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The development of nurse researchers and nursing research is not only dependent on factors intrinsic to the individual, but is heavily dependent on external contextual factors. Influencing conditions which determines the ability of a scientist to advance include aspects such as access to appropriate funding sources, enabling funds and the general status and acceptability of research proposals.  The aim of this research is to develop a methodology that will allow for international comparison of the contextual support for nursing research in different countries. This would allow for the fair comparison of individual nurse scientists from different countries, and also for advocacy on behalf of nurse researchers in countries with limited support.  The study made use of a Delphi survey with one round, using email connections.  An Information Document was developed outlining the contextual factors described in the literature, and asking respondents (nurse scientists) to rate their own countries on these factors on a rating scale. Based on the first round of the Delphi, seven factors and twelve measures were identified that could be used across all countries.  The Delphi included nurse scientists from 16 countries and the countries varied in their contextual support scores from 1.6% to 71.7% with an average score of 26.8%  Based on the Standard Deviation the participating countries were provisionally categorized into five levels of support. The scores of countries did not correlate with their classification in terms of economic activity levels.  The factors suggest a clear set of priorities for nurses to develop nursing research in their own countries. The nurse scientists may use this to assess the level of support for nursing research in their own countries and use the results to advocate for improved contextual support, thus improving nursing research globally.   en_GB
dc.subjectglobal nursing researchen_GB
dc.subjectcontextual factorsen_GB
dc.subjectsupport for researchen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:16:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:16:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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