A Study of Clinical Nursing Research Priorities in Aged Care: A Hong Kong Perspective

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

aged care

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Asia - Hong Kong

Why was it conducted at all?

The ageing population, especially those with impaired health, place high demands on both social and health services in Hong Kong.There has been a growing recognition that in Hong Kong existing health services are not meeting the needs of older clients. Given the budget constraints, research priorities need to be set in health care research to allow efficient allocation of resources.

What was the objective?

to identify clinical research priorities in aged care from the perspectives of rehabilitation aged care nurses in Hong Kong

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 62 research questions

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: generating and developing survey by 13 clinical nurse consultants from 10 area health services in Australia. Step 2: survey: participants were asked to rate each research question

Which stakeholders took part?

33 Hong Kong registered nurses from an aged care community rehabilitation hospital.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Participants consisted of Hong Kong registered nurses from an aged care community rehabilitation hospital. 40 aged care registered nurses were approached.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.