Thursday, July 22, 2004
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2004
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Posters I
Implications for Practice: Critical Analysis and Synthesis of Theory-Based Research Using One Nursing Model 1995-2001
Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA and Susan Pollock, PhD, RN, FAAN, Health Sciences Center, Texas Technical University, Lubbock, TX, USA.
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Objectives: The study purpose was to critically review recent theory-based research using a specific nursing model and articulate its relevance in providing evidence-based knowledge for practice. The specific aims were 1) to identify, describe and critically analyze primary research based on the model; 2) to evaluate the relationship of the research to the model and 3) to utilize specific criteria to distinguish three levels of readiness for implementation in practice.

Design: An integrated research analysis and synthesis of studies using one nursing model, including derivation and standardization of criteria for providing evidence of high potential for implementation in practice.

Sample: N=163 studies used to derive criteria and establish inter-rater reliability for critical analysis of both qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as links to the model and criteria for implementation in practice. N= 63 studies from 1995-2001 from six countries and a range of clinical specialties met the criteria for inclusion in this integrated review.

Variables: Standardized criteria for quality of the research, for evaluation of links between the research and the nursing model, and evidence for high potential for practice were major concepts used in analyses.

Methods: Studies that met the criteria for research and for linkages to the model were evaluated for evidence for high potential for implementation in nursing practice.

Findings: There was an increase in quantity of research based on this model. Increased quality was indicated by the fact that 60% of papers reviewed were published in research journals compared to 16% in the earlier time period when 59% were in specialty journals. In reviewing implications for practice, 36 studies had high potential for implementation, 7 were judged to need further clinical evaluation, and 6 were recommended for further research.

Conclusions: Emphasis in this presentation will be on providing evidence for theory and research based practice.

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