Technological Solutions to Foster Communication in Multisite, Longitudinal Studies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621762
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Technological Solutions to Foster Communication in Multisite, Longitudinal Studies
Author(s):
Greenawalt, Julia A.; Molloy, Margory A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Lambda
Author Details:
Julia A. Greenawalt, PhD, RNC-OB, CHSE, Professional Experience: Familiar with simulation, debriefing, and document tracking of students to process study findings. Submitted for IRB, routinely as needed. Well versed in CPR, changes and application. Author Summary: ): Associate professor Greenawalt is a full-time, tenured faculty member in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She teaches maternity and ethics and is involved in research in both areas. She is currently serving as the conference administrator for INACSL 2017.
Abstract:

Purpose:  A call noted in the literature has been for more rigorous multisite studies to be executed to drive nursing and healthcare (Mariani and Doolen, 2016). Many obstacles and challenges need to be surmounted to successfully implement a multisite study. This presentation will share some lessons learned and how technology and social media were used to successfully navigate many of the challenges inherent in multicenter research work.

Methods:  Multisite studies require close collaboration between all involved, most notable during the preparation and implementation phases. However, time, scheduling, and distance are common challenges of a successful study. This presentation shares with the audience an innovative use of a web-based tool for maintaining open lines of communication used during one multisite study. Solutions and “work arounds” from a ten site national study in the USA will be presented. Strategies for maintaining open lines of communication implemented by the principle investigators allowed for a large sample size with broad generalizability in this multisite study. A free, publically accessible web-based tool will be discussed and how the use of this tool fostered collaboration, communication and cohesiveness for the research team.

Results:  The tool is mobile, user-friendly and web-based and allowed team members to send updates and share resources in a timely manner. Video meetings could be conducted with the project team and viewed synchronously or asynchronously from a computer or mobile device. These online meetings provided a means to stay in touch without the need for travel or expense while still benefiting from a live, engaging, and immersive environment. Obstacles such as time and distance were eliminated to allow for successful study implementation.

Conclusion: Evaluating various new technologies for project planning and managing multisite studies can provide future study teams with the tools needed to foster a team commitment to the completion of a successful multisite study to advance the science of healthcare. Lessons learned about multicenter research collaboration, albeit national or global will be explored in this interactive presentation. Other emerging technological applications will be shared that are simple, secure and have reliable messaging and video capabilities which may be applied in the same fashion to foster equal or better results. Further research is warranted to trial these emerging technologies to advance the science of healthcare.

Keywords:
Collaboration and Communication; Multisite Study; Technological Tools
Repository Posting Date:
10-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST601
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleTechnological Solutions to Foster Communication in Multisite, Longitudinal Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenawalt, Julia A.en
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, Margory A.en
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsJulia A. Greenawalt, PhD, RNC-OB, CHSE, Professional Experience: Familiar with simulation, debriefing, and document tracking of students to process study findings. Submitted for IRB, routinely as needed. Well versed in CPR, changes and application. Author Summary: ): Associate professor Greenawalt is a full-time, tenured faculty member in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She teaches maternity and ethics and is involved in research in both areas. She is currently serving as the conference administrator for INACSL 2017.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621762-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span> A call noted in the literature has been for more rigorous multisite studies to be executed to drive nursing and healthcare (Mariani and Doolen, 2016). Many obstacles and challenges need to be surmounted to successfully implement a multisite study. This presentation will share some lessons learned and how technology and social media were used to successfully navigate many of the challenges inherent in multicenter research work.</span></p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong> Multisite studies require close collaboration between all involved, most notable during the preparation and implementation phases. However, time, scheduling, and distance are common challenges of a successful study. This presentation shares with the audience an innovative use of a web-based tool for maintaining open lines of communication used during one multisite study. Solutions and “work arounds” from a ten site national study in the USA will be presented. Strategies for maintaining open lines of communication implemented by the principle investigators allowed for a large sample size with broad generalizability in this multisite study. A free, publically accessible web-based tool will be discussed and how the use of this tool fostered collaboration, communication and cohesiveness for the research team.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong> The tool is mobile, user-friendly and web-based and allowed team members to send updates and share resources in a timely manner. Video meetings could be conducted with the project team and viewed synchronously or asynchronously from a computer or mobile device. These online meetings provided a means to stay in touch without the need for travel or expense while still benefiting from a live, engaging, and immersive environment. Obstacles such as time and distance were eliminated to allow for successful study implementation.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Evaluating various new technologies for project planning and managing multisite studies can provide future study teams with the tools needed to foster a team commitment to the completion of a successful multisite study to advance the science of healthcare. Lessons learned about multicenter research collaboration, albeit national or global will be explored in this interactive presentation. Other emerging technological applications will be shared that are simple, secure and have reliable messaging and video capabilities which may be applied in the same fashion to foster equal or better results. Further research is warranted to trial these emerging technologies to advance the science of healthcare.</p>en
dc.subjectCollaboration and Communicationen
dc.subjectMultisite Studyen
dc.subjectTechnological Toolsen
dc.date.available2017-07-10T18:58:31Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-10-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T18:58:31Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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