Stroke Research Questions: A Nursing Perspective
For which topic were research priorities identified?
In which location was the research priority setting conducted?
Europe - United Kingdom
Why was it conducted at all?
Stroke is a national research priority. However, in the literature there is still minimal systematic investigation of stroke nursing - especially practice.
What was the objective?
to explore stroke nurses' research priorities through a series of focus group and to identify aspects of stroke nursing practice for which there was little or no evidence base
What was the outcome?
a ranking list of 10 research areas
How long did the research prioritization take?
June 2005 - November 2005
Which methods were used to identify research priorities?
How were the priorities for research identified exactly?
Step 1: focus groups: participants were asked to describe and discuss issues and topics that arose during course of their daily practice and about which they were uncertain. Step 2: data processing: thematic analysis: list of research topics/themes identified
Which stakeholders took part?
Registered nurses working in stroke care settings and who were members of the Scottish stroke nurses forum. 7 participants.
How were stakeholders recruited?
The study sample was drawn from the population of registered nurses working in stroke care settings and who were members of the SSNF. The SSNF has a membership of approximately 200, the majority of whom are registered nurses specializing in stroke or neurological care. A purposive sample of 40 members of the SSNF was recruited to the study. Participants were invited to take part in a focus group by a SSNF representative.
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.