Priorities for Paediatric Cancer Nursing Research in Western Australia: A Delphi Study

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

pediatric cancer nursing

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

Australia - Australia

Why was it conducted at all?

Paediatric nursing oncology research priorities, therefore, should be identified by nurses directly involved in the care of children with cancer.

What was the objective?

to identify research priorities for pediatric cancer nursing

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 10 research topics

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: nurses were asked to provide a list of five important questions, problems or approaches relating to the nursing care and family care of children with cancer that they believed should be studied. Step 2: data processing: 75 problems identified, discussed and rewritten as research topic. Step 3: Delphi round 2: survey with 67 research topics, participants were asked to rate each topic

Which stakeholders took part?

Paediatric nurses. Delphi round 1: 21 participants. Delphi round 2: 14 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

All nurses working in the Oncology Total Care Unit, including the clinical manager, oncology liaison nurse, clinical nurses, registered nurses, and casual pool staff were invited to participate in the study.

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.