Evaluating nursing interventions: a theory-driven approach

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Sage Publications, 1998 - Medical - 190 pages
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The authors of this innovative book offer a comprehensive perspective on nursing intervention together with theory-driven guidelines for future study. They provide a clear explanation of the problems encountered in outcomes and intervention research and then proceed, via the Intervention Theory, to show how these studies can be undertaken reasonably and comprehensively.

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Outcomes Research
18
The TheoryDriven Approach to Effectiveness Research
41
Characteristics of Clients
63
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About the author (1998)

Patrick E. McKnight, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. The majority of his work focuses on health services outcomes and, in particular, on measuring those outcomes to make them readily interpretable. He has worked and published in the health-related areas of asthma, arthritis, cancer, speech, pain, low vision, and rehabilitation. Dr. McKnight is an active member of the American Evaluation Association, serving as co-chair of the quantitative methods topical interest group for the past 4 years. Katherine M. McKnight, PhD, teaches statistics at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, and is Director of Evaluation for LessonLab Research Institute, part of Pearson Achievement Solutions. She has published numerous articles reflecting a wide range of interests, with the common underlying framework of the thoughtful use of research methods, measurement, and data analysis for addressing research and evaluation questions. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Souraya Sidani, PhD, RN, is Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her areas of expertise are in quantitative research methods, intervention design and evaluation, and measurement. Her research areas of interest focus on evaluating interventions and on refining research methods and measures for determining the clinical effectiveness of interventions. She is a member of the American Evaluation Society and the Canadian Evaluation Society. Aurelio Jose Figueredo, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He is the director of the graduate program in Ethology andEvolutionary Psychology (EEP), a cross-disciplinary program integrating the studies of comparative psychology, ethology, sociobiology, and behavioral ecology, genetics, and development. His major areas of research interest are the evolutionary psychology and behavioral development of life-history strategy and sex and violence in human and nonhuman animals, and the quantitative ethology and social development of insects, birds, and primates. In the EEP he regularly teaches the graduate year-long course in Statistical Methods in Psychological Research.

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