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Challenges of conducting experimental studies within a clinical nursing context
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
2014 (English)In: Applied Nursing Research, ISSN 0897-1897, E-ISSN 1532-8201, Vol. 27, no 2, 133-136 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, several distinguished scholars have advocated for nursing research that may carry strong evidence for practice. Their advocacy have highlighted that nursing science has reached a point where as nurse researchers we need to develop the questions we ask and design studies that have the power to produce solid, translational, evidence-based knowledge. To do so, we need to carry out experimental tests on complex, everyday nursing interventions and activities. We also need to create public space to present accounts of our endeavours pursuing this type of design in clinical practice. This paper will discuss some of the most important insights gained from conducting a quasi-experimental study in which the aim was to investigate the effect of a theory-based intervention, targeting knowledge and attitudes among registered nurses regarding cancer pain management. The importance of careful practical and methodological planning is emphasised and the need for participation-friendly interventions is discussed.

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Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 27, no 2, 133-136 p.
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Evidence-based nursing, Intervention studies, Nursing research, Quasi-experimental design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6607DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.013ISI: 000336191300008Local ID: diva2:834125
Available from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2013-11-26 Last updated: 2016-09-08Bibliographically approved

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