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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616279
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Fostering an International Research Collaborative through STTI
Author(s):
Long, JoAnn D.; Doumit, Rita
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
JoAnn D. Long, RN, NEA-BC, joann.long@lcu.edu; Rita Doumit, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: Technological advances are making possible international collaborations designed to promote the health of the world?s people.' The vision of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is to create a community of nurses worldwide who improve the health of people through dedication to nursing knowledge, scholarship, and service.' An objective of the 24th STTI Nursing Research Congress held in Prague, Czech Republic, in July 2013 was to explore opportunities for international collaboration in nursing. In this forum, two nursing scholars: one from Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut, Lebanon, and one from Lubbock Christian University (LCU), Lubbock, TX, and U.S.A met and established a joint research program. Methods: A descriptive design is used for this project. The research questions for this study are 1) what is needed to establish a successful international joint research program, 2) what are the challenges, issues, and benefits of an international research collaborative, and 3) what are the outcomes of the collaborative? Results: Two joint research projects were initiated and completed as a result of the collaboration.' The first study aimed at testing the LCU Evidence-Based Research Tool ? which is designed to increase student research skills. This tool was tested at LAU across several disciplines (Nutrition, Nursing, and Pharmacy) during the academic year 2013-2014 in two randomized control trials and a quasi-experimental study. The second study at LAU aimed at replicating an original project that was conducted at LCU. This study tested the effectiveness of using cell phones with digital pictures as a memory prompt and journal diary to estimate self-reported fruit and vegetable intake in 161 LAU students. Both projects, now complete, have been accepted for publication in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Practice.' Initial challenges included balancing the desire to compare people from various cultures, Lebanese and American College students, according to a standard measurements. Conclusion: The international collaboration made possible through STTI facilitated testing and replication of two research projects culminating in publication of the research.' Despite cultural disparities, distance, time differences and limited resources, the nursing scholars, connected through STTI, established a functional research partnership. Findings suggest that the results of this collaboration will enhance the value, quality and productivity of scientific research in obesity prevention and educational research, and will increase research capacity and improve the coordination of collaborative research.
Keywords:
International Research Collaborative; STTI; Challenges and benefits
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST264; INRC16PST264
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleFostering an International Research Collaborative through STTIen
dc.contributor.authorLong, JoAnn D.en
dc.contributor.authorDoumit, Ritaen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsJoAnn D. Long, RN, NEA-BC, joann.long@lcu.edu; Rita Doumit, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616279-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: Technological advances are making possible international collaborations designed to promote the health of the world?s people.' The vision of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is to create a community of nurses worldwide who improve the health of people through dedication to nursing knowledge, scholarship, and service.' An objective of the 24th STTI Nursing Research Congress held in Prague, Czech Republic, in July 2013 was to explore opportunities for international collaboration in nursing. In this forum, two nursing scholars: one from Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut, Lebanon, and one from Lubbock Christian University (LCU), Lubbock, TX, and U.S.A met and established a joint research program. Methods: A descriptive design is used for this project. The research questions for this study are 1) what is needed to establish a successful international joint research program, 2) what are the challenges, issues, and benefits of an international research collaborative, and 3) what are the outcomes of the collaborative? Results: Two joint research projects were initiated and completed as a result of the collaboration.' The first study aimed at testing the LCU Evidence-Based Research Tool ? which is designed to increase student research skills. This tool was tested at LAU across several disciplines (Nutrition, Nursing, and Pharmacy) during the academic year 2013-2014 in two randomized control trials and a quasi-experimental study. The second study at LAU aimed at replicating an original project that was conducted at LCU. This study tested the effectiveness of using cell phones with digital pictures as a memory prompt and journal diary to estimate self-reported fruit and vegetable intake in 161 LAU students. Both projects, now complete, have been accepted for publication in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Practice.' Initial challenges included balancing the desire to compare people from various cultures, Lebanese and American College students, according to a standard measurements. Conclusion: The international collaboration made possible through STTI facilitated testing and replication of two research projects culminating in publication of the research.' Despite cultural disparities, distance, time differences and limited resources, the nursing scholars, connected through STTI, established a functional research partnership. Findings suggest that the results of this collaboration will enhance the value, quality and productivity of scientific research in obesity prevention and educational research, and will increase research capacity and improve the coordination of collaborative research.en
dc.subjectInternational Research Collaborativeen
dc.subjectSTTIen
dc.subjectChallenges and benefitsen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:08:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:08:51Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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