Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 15, 2011 - Medical - 304 pages
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Nurse-led intervention research is a core component of the global initiative to improve quality of care.  Though research in this area has already contributed much to the advancement of patient care, future strides depend on the dissemination of practical, how-to instruction on this important area of research.  Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions aids in this endeavour by presenting both general approaches and specific methods for developing nursing interventions.

Logically organized to facilitate ease of use, the book is divided into four sections.  The introduction provides a firm grounding in intervention science by situating it within the broader topics of evidence-based practice, client-centred care, and quality of care.  Section Two describes each step of intervention design, including correct identification of the health issue or problem, clarification of the elements comprising an intervention, and application of theory. Section Three is centred on implementation, highlighting such topics as development of the intervention manual, training interventionists, and intervention fidelity.  The book concludes with methods to evaluate interventions enacted and suggestions for their translation into practice.

Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions distills the authors’ years of expertise in intervention research into comprehensive, easy-to-follow chapters.  It is a must-have resource for students, researchers and healthcare professionals wishing to impact the future of patient care.


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Introduction to Intervention Research
Overview of Designing Interventions
Overview of Implementation
Development of Intervention Manual
Selecting Training and Addressing
Intervention Fidelity
Overview of Evaluation of Interventions
Testing the Acceptability and Feasibility
Examining the Efficacy of Interventions
Determining the Effectiveness
Preferences for Treatment
Translation of Interventions

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Souraya Sidani, Ph.D. is Professor and Canada Research Chair at the School of Nursing, Ryerson University. She has served as an investigator on over 20 funded grants and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Sidani’s research focuses on evaluating interventions and advanced practice roles, examining patient preferences for treatments, and refining research methods and measures for determining the clinical effectiveness of interventions.

Carrie Jo Braden, Ph.D. is Associate Dean for Research and Hugh Roy Cullen Professor of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Dr. Braden is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Western Academy of Nursing. Her research focuses on learned response to chronic illness, mechanisms enhancing scholarly achievement (interprofessional research mentoring), and support resources for health disparities research. She has served as an investigator on 23 funded grants. She is a recipient of the Nurse of the Year Award for Excellence in Nursing Research and has authored or co-authored three books and numerous articles for refereed journals.

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