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BMC Nursing

Nursing Research Methods

Section edited by Anto De Pol

This section concerns all aspects of nursing research addressing methodological issues or techniques that are of concern to nurses conducting quantitative, qualitative or mixed research studies. Topics include, but are not limited to: ethics, subject recruitment/ retention issues, sampling, development and testing of psychometric tools, mutli-cultural testing studies, meta-analyses techniques, and protocol development.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    People living with dementia in nursing homes are most likely to be restrained. The primary aim of this mixed-method education intervention study was to investigate which factors hindered or facilitated staff a...

    Authors: Frode F. Jacobsen, Tone Elin Mekki, Oddvar Førland, Bjarte Folkestad, Øyvind Kirkevold, Randi Skår, Eva Marie Tveit and Christine Øye

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:55

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational ...

    Authors: Vicki Parker, Gena Lieschke and Michelle Giles

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:52

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Gynecological pre-cancer and gynecological cancers are considerable diseases in women throughout the world. The disease and treatment lead to numerous biopsychosocial issues. To improve the outcomes of affecte...

    Authors: Silvia Raphaelis, Andrea Kobleder, Hanna Mayer and Beate Senn

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:43

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    Dementia is an important predictor of nursing home admissions. Due to progressive dementia symptoms, over time it becomes difficult for persons with dementia to communicate their wishes and participate in deci...

    Authors: Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Mona Persenius, Carina Bååth and Ann Karin Helgesen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:28

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Despite advanced nursing roles having a research competency, participation in research is low. There are many barriers to participation in research and few interventions have been developed to address these. T...

    Authors: Gabrielle McKee, Margaret Codd, Orla Dempsey, Paul Gallagher and Catherine Comiskey

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:21

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it’s necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provok...

    Authors: Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman and Ingalill Koinberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common clinical problem with acute and fluctuating onset. Early notification of its symptoms can lead to earlier detection and management of this state. Valid and reliable instruments are require...

    Authors: Satu Poikajärvi, Sanna Salanterä, Jouko Katajisto and Kristiina Junttila

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:7

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic venous insufficiency, in its final stage can cause venous ulcers. Venous ulcers have a prevalence of 0.5 % to 0.8 % in the general population, and increases starting at 60 years of age. This condition ...

    Authors: Carmen Folguera-Álvarez, Sofia Garrido-Elustondo, José Verdú-Soriano, Diana García-García-Alcalá, Mónica Sánchez-Hernández, Oscar German Torres-de Castro, Maria Luisa Barceló-Fidalgo, Olga Martínez-González, Lidia Ardiaca-Burgués, Carmen Solano-Villarrubia, Pilar Raquel Lebracón-Cortés, Carmen Molins-Santos, Mar Fresno-Flores, Maria Carmen Cánovas-Lago, Luisa Fernanda Benito-Herranz, Maria Teresa García-Sánchez…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:58

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling approach to behaviour change which is increasingly being used in public health settings, either as a stand-alone approach or in combination with o...

    Authors: Sue Channon, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Sanders, Rebecca Cannings-John, Laura Robertson, Kristina Bennert, Christopher Butler, Kerenza Hood and Michael Robling

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:55

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Diverging perceptions between individual patients with somatic diseases and their healthcare professionals might cause problems in communication and decision-making. To date, no measurement tool is available t...

    Authors: Seher Arat, Anke Van den Zegel, Maity Van Rillaer, Philip Moons, Joris Vandenberghe, Ellen De Langhe and René Westhovens

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:34

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Nursing professional practice in different contexts of care has been widely described in evidence-based literature. Currently, there is no consensus on a common structure for these descriptions. Understanding ...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Poitras, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin and Frances Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is an acute cognitive impairment among older hospitalized patients. It can persist until discharge and for months after that. Despite proof that evidence-based nursing interventions are effective in p...

    Authors: Henk Verloo, Céline Goulet, Diane Morin and Armin von Gunten

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:19

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Limited research has examined what is actually done in the process of care by nursing staff in long-term institutional care. The applied instruments employed different terminologies, and psychometric propertie...

    Authors: Astrid Tuinman, Mathieu de Greef, Roos Nieweg, Wolter Paans and Petrie Roodbol

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:13

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the most utilised techniques in the intensive care unit (ICU), but it can cause sequelae that can negatively influence the patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQL)....

    Authors: Alba Riera, Elisabet Gallart, Araceli Vicálvaro, Montserrat Lolo, Anabel Solsona, Anna Mont, Jordi Gómez, David Téllez and Carmen Fuentelsaz-Gallego

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:8

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Empirical evidence pertaining to the influence of treatment preferences on attrition, adherence and outcomes in intervention evaluation trials is inconsistent. The inconsistency can be explained by the method ...

    Authors: Souraya Sidani, Mary Fox, David L. Streiner, Joyal Miranda, Suzanne Fredericks and Dana R. Epstein

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2015 14:57

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