9781405144230

Reviewing Research Evidence for Nursing Practice : Systematic Reviews

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    9781405144230

  • ISBN10:

    1405144238

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-24
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Reviewing research evidence for nursing practice: systematic reviews highlights the key issues involved in conducting different types of systematic reviews - encompassing qualitative studies, quantitative studies and combining quantitative and qualitative studies. It enables nurses and researchers to understand the key principles involved in preparing systematic reviews and to critically appraise the reviews they read and evaluate their usefulness in developing their own practice. Each section starts with an overview of the methodology, followed by a selection of systematic reviews carried out in specialist areas of nursing practice. Part 1 explores systematic reviews and meta-analysis of quantitative research, part 2 explores meta-synthesis and meta-study of qualitative research and part 3 addresses integrative reviews that combine both qualitative and quantitative evidence. The final part explores the use of systematic reviews in service and practice development.

Author Biography

Christine Webb is Executive Editor, Journal of Advanced Nursing
Brenda Roe is Professor of Health Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University

Table of Contents

Introduction
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Quantitative Research
Overview of methods
Urinary continence - what the method does - Synopsis of systematic reviews on bladder training and voiding regimens
Evidence-based practice for nursing and PAMS; also stroke care
Pelvic floor exercise
Faecal continence
Metasynthesis and Metastudy of Qualitative Research
Overview of methods
Chronic illness
HIV and childbirth
Role development
Integrative reviews - enhancing rigour
Part 3
Overview of methods
Toileting programmes for UI
Domiciliary visiting and public health nursing
Older people and respite care
Several possible topics
Applications and Uses of Reviews
Using systematic reviews in service and practice development (to include evaluating evidence, critiquing)
Summary and future directions
Glossary
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