Nursing Research Priorities for the Care of the Naval Hospital Patient: A Delphi Survey

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

nursing in naval hospitals

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

A general objective was to provide empirically based informatio to guide the development of a nursing research program at a regional medical treatment facility.

What was the objective?

to identify priorities for nursing research in a naval hospital using the Delphi technique and to provide empirically based information to guide the development of a nursing research program at a regional medical treatment facility

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 5 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: Delphi round 1: participants were asked for research priorities, generating 58 statements related to nursing care of the naval hospital patient, additional statements derived from other relevant Delphi studies. Step 2: Delphi round 2: participants were asked to rate each statement. Step 3: Delphi round 3: participants were asked to re-rate statements

Which stakeholders took part?

Military registered nurses. 115 participants in all 3 rounds.

How were stakeholders recruited?

All military registered nurses stationed at a regional medical treatment facility were invited to participate in the Delphi survey. 115 Navy nurses completed all three rounds of the Delphi. This sample included staff nurses, division officers, department heads, clinical instructors, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse researchers. More than half the sample completed the survey while deployed in a fleet hospital.

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.