Intervention Research

Intervention Research

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2012 First Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Nursing Research! qThis is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library.q--Doody's Medical Reviews This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review. Developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk, this text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic. Contributors address the design of interventions that are ethically considerate and sensitive to culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, minimizing threats to external and internal validity, measurement, and budgeting. The guide explores such implementation issues as subject recruitment and retention, data management, and specialized settings, cost analysis, and explaining intervention effects. The text also guides readers in writing grant applications that fund , and addresses how to move intervention study findings into the real world. A unique addition to the book is the availability of digital examples of progress reports, final reports, and research grant applications that have received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other relevant organizations. This text is a valuable resource for all health care professionals conducting research and for doctoral students in health care studies. Key Features: Presents the essential tools for designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies Designed for use by health care professionals conducting intervention research Provides comprehensive, accessible guidelines for doctoral students across all health care disciplines Instructs readers on writing grant applications that fund Includes digital examples of funded research grants, progress reports, and final reportsprocedure manuals, including protocol manual and intervention manuals, making all data collection instruments suitable ... The plan is carefully designed to safeguard the health of the participants as well as answer specific research questions. ... such as personal interviews and observations, with the intention to identify aspects of the phenomenon under study from ... regression to the mean: The tendency of extreme scores to move closer to the population mean upon repeat testing;anbsp;...

Title:Intervention Research
Author:Bernadette Melnyk PhD, RN, CPNP/ PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Dianne Morrison-Beedy PhD, RN, WHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2012-04-23


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