Anne M Rowat
Stroke research questions - a nursing perspective
Rowat, Anne M; Lawrence, Maggie; Horsburgh, Dorothy; Legg, Lynn; Smith, Lorraine N
Lorraine N Smith
Background: stroke is a national research priority. However, in the literature there is still minimal systematic investigation of stroke nursing – especially practice. The aim of this study was to explore stroke nurses’ research priorities through a series of focus groups. Method: the study was qualitative and involved focus groups (n?=?7) with registered nurses working in stroke care settings and who were members of the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum. Data were analysed to identify conceptual categories, which were found to relate to the categories defined by Kirkevold (1997) and Booth (2001). Results: five priority areas for stroke nursing were described: preventive/conserving; supporting/consoling; restorative; integrative; and service structure/systems. Conclusion: by consulting stroke nurses it can be ensured that future research truly reflects the nature of nursing care and is of particular relevance to stroke nursing practice. The development of research evidence-base in stroke nursing will lead to increased knowledge, a better quality of care and ultimately better outcomes for patients.
Rowat, A. M., Lawrence, M., Horsburgh, D., Legg, L., & Smith, L. N. (2009). Stroke research questions - a nursing perspective. British Journal of Nursing, 18, 100-104
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Mar 12, 2012|
|Publisher||Mark Allen Healthcare|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Stroke; stroke nursing; Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum;|
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