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Table 5 CNCs perceptions of components of the domain ‘Research’ (n = 16)

From: The role of a clinical nurse consultant in an Australian Health District: a quantitative survey

Grade Functions Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
n  = 6 (%) n  = 9 (%) n  = 1 (%)
Grade 1 Initiates, conducts and disseminates the findings of locally based research in specialty. 3 (50) 5 (56) 0 (0)
Grade 1 Participates as co-researcher in larger studies. 5 (83) 8 (89) 1 (100)
Grade 1 Manages research projects requiring clinical contribution from others. 3 (50) 2 (22) 1 (100)
Grade 2 Adapts and applies related scientific research to a clinical specialty 3 (50) 4 (44) 1 (100)
Grade 2 Initiates original research projects. 2 (33) 1 (11) 0 (0)
Grade 2 Disseminates own research results through specialist publications and presentations. 1 (17) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Grade 3 Acts as principal researcher in significant/large scale research studies 1 (17) 1 (11) 1 (100)
  Not applicable. 0 (0) 1 (11) 0 (0)