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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253916
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Nursing Research: It's a 'Piece of Cake'!"
Author(s):
Cross, Annette; Hart, Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cross, Annette, BSN, RN, CrossA@caromonthealth.org; Ann Hart, MSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012

The Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Council at CaroMont Health in Gastonia, NC hosted workshops called “Nursing Research: It’s a ‘Piece of Cake’!” to provide an overview and better understanding of the research process for bedside nurses. The workshop included 2.5 continuing nursing education contact hours and included instructions on conducting nursing research to promote quality patient care. 

By applying the analogy of baking a cake to the nursing research process, the intention of the workshop was to have an interactive and fun way of educating and exciting nurses about nursing research. The instructors utilized PowerPoint Slides and the “Piece of Cake” workbook to provide the content. Recipe ingredients for testing of various hypotheses and measurement/mixing utensils were provided at the start of class.  During breaks, teams of 3-5 class participants agreed upon a research question, then designed, implemented and analyzed a mock research study using a pre-selected recipe. The recipe was altered by the individual teams in order to answer their research question (protocol written).   For example, if a team wanted to study the taste preference of a recipe made with artificial sweeteners versus natural sweeteners/sugar, they would design their study with the only variable being the type of sweeteners.

In conjunction to providing the class, research was also conducted on the workshop itself. Class participants were consented prior to class, and pre- and post- class surveys were completed by the participants to measure their understanding of the research process, excitement about nursing research, and willingness to participate in nursing research in the future.  Data showed statistically significant positive changes after the workshop for all three categories studied.   

In conclusion, use of a simulated, interactive research study through a workshop setting enhanced participant understanding, excitement, and willingness to participate in nursing research.

Keywords:
Research; Nursing; Cake
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"Nursing Research: It's a 'Piece of Cake'!"en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCross, Annetteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHart, Annen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsCross, Annette, BSN, RN, CrossA@caromonthealth.org; Ann Hart, MSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253916-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012</p> The Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Council at CaroMont Health in Gastonia, NC hosted workshops called &ldquo;Nursing Research: It&rsquo;s a &lsquo;Piece of Cake&rsquo;!&rdquo; to provide an overview and better understanding of the research process for bedside nurses. The workshop included 2.5 continuing nursing education contact hours and included instructions on conducting nursing research to promote quality patient care.&nbsp; <p>By applying the analogy of baking a cake to the nursing research process, the intention of the workshop was to have an interactive and fun way of educating and exciting nurses about nursing research. The instructors utilized PowerPoint Slides and the &ldquo;Piece of Cake&rdquo; workbook to provide the content. Recipe ingredients for testing of various hypotheses and measurement/mixing utensils were provided at the start of class.&nbsp; During breaks, teams of 3-5 class participants agreed upon a research question, then designed, implemented and analyzed a mock research study using a pre-selected recipe. The recipe was altered by the individual teams in order to answer their research question (protocol written). &nbsp;&nbsp;For example, if a team wanted to study the taste preference of a recipe made with artificial sweeteners versus natural sweeteners/sugar, they would design their study with the only variable being the type of sweeteners. <p>In conjunction to providing the class, research was also conducted on the workshop itself. Class participants were consented prior to class, and pre- and post- class surveys were completed by the participants to measure their understanding of the research process, excitement about nursing research, and willingness to participate in nursing research in the future.&nbsp; Data showed statistically significant positive changes after the workshop for all three categories studied.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <p>In conclusion, use of a simulated, interactive research study through a workshop setting enhanced participant understanding, excitement, and willingness to participate in nursing research.en_GB
dc.subjectResearchen_GB
dc.subjectNursingen_GB
dc.subjectCakeen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:37Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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