Engaging Nurses in Research and Identifying Nursing Research Priorities Using the Delphi Method

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304344
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engaging Nurses in Research and Identifying Nursing Research Priorities Using the Delphi Method
Author(s):
Ecoff, Laurie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Mu
Author Details:
Laurie Ecoff, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, laurie.ecoff@sharp.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on; Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of using the Delphi method was to determine nursing research topics and priorities. Secondary purposes were to provide: 1) an opportunity for registered nurses (RNs) to function as co-investigators and 2) RNs the opportunity to participate in a research study.

Methods: Historically, nursing research priorities were determined through the evaluation of outcome data within three spheres: patient, provider and organization. The Delphi method was used to obtain input from RNs to determine their topics and priorities for research. This method, defined as a structured communication technique, is a systematic, interactive forecasting method which relies on a panel of experts – in this case all RNs employed by the hospital.

Co-investigators for the study were recruited from the hospital-wide Clinical Practice Council. The study was conducted in three phases using an electronic survey format. After obtaining approval from an Institutional Review Board, RNs were sent an email that contained the consent letter and a link to the electronic survey. In Round I, nurses were asked to identify three topics to be researched. The items generated in Round I were sorted and categorized. In Round II, nurses were asked to select the top 10 topics to be studied from the list generated in Round I. In the final round, nurses were asked to prioritize the top five topics. Participant demographics were collected in each round.

Results: Participation ranged from 183 to 280 RNs in each round (up to a 31% response rate). In Round I, over 492 items were sorted and categorized into 73 topics. The final five topics in Round III included patient safety, RN satisfaction and retention, RN-physician relationships, workplace distractions, and employee burnout.

Conclusion: The Delphi method proved to be effective in identifying and prioritizing research topics and engaging nurses in research as co-investigators and participants.

Keywords:
research; Delphi; survey
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEngaging Nurses in Research and Identifying Nursing Research Priorities Using the Delphi Methoden_GB
dc.contributor.authorEcoff, Laurieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsLaurie Ecoff, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, laurie.ecoff@sharp.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304344-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on; Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b><b>The purpose of using the Delphi method was to determine nursing research topics and priorities. Secondary purposes were to provide: 1) an opportunity for registered nurses (RNs) to function as co-investigators and 2) RNs the opportunity to participate in a research study.</b><p><b>Methods: </b><b>Historically, nursing research priorities were determined through the evaluation of outcome data within three spheres: patient, provider and organization. The Delphi method was used to obtain input from RNs to determine their topics and priorities for research. This method, defined as a structured communication technique, is a systematic, interactive forecasting method</b><b> which relies on a panel of experts – in this case all RNs employed by the hospital.</b><p><b>Co-investigators for the study were recruited from the hospital-wide Clinical Practice Council. The study was conducted in three phases using an electronic survey format. After obtaining approval from an Institutional Review Board, RNs were sent an email that contained the consent letter and a link to the electronic survey. In Round I, nurses were asked to identify three topics to be researched. The items generated in Round I were sorted and categorized. In Round II, nurses were asked to select the top 10 topics to be studied from the list generated in Round I. In the final round, nurses were asked to prioritize the top five topics. Participant demographics were collected in each round.</b><p><b>Results: </b><b>Participation ranged from 183 to 280 RNs in each round (up to a 31% response rate). In Round I, over 492 items were sorted and categorized into 73 topics. The final five topics in Round III included patient safety, RN satisfaction and retention, RN-physician relationships, workplace distractions, and employee burnout.</b><p><b>Conclusion: </b><b>The Delphi method proved to be effective in identifying and prioritizing research topics and engaging nurses in research as co-investigators and participants.</b>en_GB
dc.subjectresearchen_GB
dc.subjectDelphien_GB
dc.subjectsurveyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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