Research Priorities of Clinical Nurses and Midwives in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: A Mixed Methods Study
For which topic were research priorities identified?
clinical nursing and midwifery
In which location was the research priority setting conducted?
Africa - Egypt; Asia - Oman; Asia - Saudi Arabia
Why was it conducted at all?
Effective use of resources in healthcare research is essential in meeting the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 to achieve universal health coverage, increase retention of healthcare workers, and strengthen the capacity of all countries to reduce risk and manage global health risks; the World Health Organization (WHO) also identifies nursing research as an important piece of the framework for improving global healthcare. Determining research priorities to reduce redundancy and ensure a solid evidence base for practice is especially critical in resource-limited countries or those facing healthcare crises such as those in the Middle East.
What was the objective?
to identify regional research priorities for nursing
What was the outcome?
a list of 4 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: 4 focus groups to explore nursing and midwifery clinical research priorities for the region: two in Egypt, one in Saudi Arabia and one in Oman. Step 2: data processing: thematic analysis
Which stakeholders took part?
Clinical nurses, midwives. 42 participants.
How were stakeholders recruited?
Participants were recruited through nurse scientists via posted flyers and/ or recruited via word of mouth using both convenience and snowball sampling.
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.