Action research studies in the intensive care setting: a systematic review.

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Show simple item record Soh, KL Davidson, PM Leslie, G Bin Abdul Rahman, A 2012-10-12T03:34:27Z 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation International journal of nursing studies, 2011, 48 (2), pp. 258 - 268
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7489
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To review published studies using action research in the intensive care unit (ICU) in order to provide an intervention framework to improve clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: Searches of the electronic databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); Scopus, Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, and the World Wide Web were undertaken using MeSH key words including: 'action research'; 'health care research', 'health services evaluation'; 'intensive care unit'. Reference lists of retrieved articles was also undertaken to identify further articles. All studies were reviewed by two authors using a critical appraisal tool. RESULTS: The search strategy generated 195 articles. Only 21 studies projects were identified using action research in the ICU. The majority of studies were conducted in the United Kingdom. The participants in the action research studies ranged from 6 to 253. Predominately studies using action research involved nurses in collaboration with patients and family and other health care practitioners to address identified problems in the ICU. CONCLUSIONS: Based on this review it appears that action research is a promising methodological approach to address clinical practice improvement in the ICU. Studies retrieved focussed primarily on process and formative evaluation but not on clinical outcomes. There is a need to incorporate outcome assessment in action research in the ICU to increase the framework of action research to improve clinical outcomes.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.09.014
dc.title Action research studies in the intensive care setting: a systematic review.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent International journal of nursing studies
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 48
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 258 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 268 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Systematic review; Action research; Participatory action research; Intensive care unit en_US
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.description.keywords Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
dc.description.keywords Cell Biology
dc.description.keywords CELL BIOLOGY
dc.description.keywords Alexa 488
dc.description.keywords bacteria
dc.description.keywords immunofluorescence microscopy
dc.description.keywords photobleaching
dc.description.keywords 2-photon excitation
dc.description.keywords MICROSCOPY
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Intensive Care
dc.description.keywords Health Services Research
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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