Status of nursing research outputs in a developing country and intervention for improvement

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307918
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Status of nursing research outputs in a developing country and intervention for improvement
Author(s):
Klopper, Hester C.; Morton, David; Van Rooyen, Dalena; Coetzee, Siedine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hester Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, hklopper@uwc.ac.za; David Morton, PhD, RN; Dalena Van Rooyen, PhD, RN, RM, FANSA; Siedine Coetzee, PhD, RN, RM
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BACKGROUND: The development of research programmes is a relative novel phenomenon amongst nurse researchers in developing countries. Academics and researchers are faced with the demands for postgraduate and publication outputs, but with little or no support. In South Africa benchmarks have been set for expected research output per university and per academic. How does nursing research output in the country compare to these set targets?

OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the status of nursing research in South Africa; and to describe an intervention that has been implemented to provide support for the development of nursing research and researchers.

METHODS: The data was collected through a structured self-administered questionnaire. The survey was distributed to all 22 university nursing schools in South Africa of which 17 completed surveys were returned (77% response rate). The nursing dean was expected to verify all information submitted. Data collected reflects the years 2008-2012.

RESULTS: It is evident form the results that there is an increase in the output of publications and funding for research, but that the throughput rate of postgraduate students has shown nominal improvement. The large number of contract appointments in academia raises concerns, as it seems there is not the same commitment to output targets. Support programmes have been established to support researchers, and this seems to have a positive impact.

CONCLUSIONS: The interventions to develop nursing research and researchers has been structured, intense, and time consuming, and the return on investment only visible over a longer period. However, we have learned valuable lessons that can be shared as we develop best practices.

Keywords:
research; SouthAfrica; outputs
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStatus of nursing research outputs in a developing country and intervention for improvementen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKlopper, Hester C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorton, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorVan Rooyen, Dalenaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Siedineen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHester Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, hklopper@uwc.ac.za; David Morton, PhD, RN; Dalena Van Rooyen, PhD, RN, RM, FANSA; Siedine Coetzee, PhD, RN, RMen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307918-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><p>BACKGROUND: The development of research programmes is a relative novel phenomenon amongst nurse researchers in developing countries. Academics and researchers are faced with the demands for postgraduate and publication outputs, but with little or no support. In South Africa benchmarks have been set for expected research output per university and per academic. How does nursing research output in the country compare to these set targets? <p>OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the status of nursing research in South Africa; and to describe an intervention that has been implemented to provide support for the development of nursing research and researchers. <p>METHODS: The data was collected through a structured self-administered questionnaire. The survey was distributed to all 22 university nursing schools in South Africa of which 17 completed surveys were returned (77% response rate). The nursing dean was expected to verify all information submitted. Data collected reflects the years 2008-2012. <p>RESULTS: It is evident form the results that there is an increase in the output of publications and funding for research, but that the throughput rate of postgraduate students has shown nominal improvement. The large number of contract appointments in academia raises concerns, as it seems there is not the same commitment to output targets. Support programmes have been established to support researchers, and this seems to have a positive impact. <p>CONCLUSIONS: The interventions to develop nursing research and researchers has been structured, intense, and time consuming, and the return on investment only visible over a longer period. However, we have learned valuable lessons that can be shared as we develop best practices.en_GB
dc.subjectresearchen_GB
dc.subjectSouthAfricaen_GB
dc.subjectoutputsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:07Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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