Year 2000 Oncology Nursing Society Research Priorities Survey

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

oncology nursing

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

Rapid advances in information and technology related to cancer prevention, detection, and care of people with cancer, as well as changes in the healthcare sys Rapid advances in information and technology related to cancer prevention, detection, and care of people with cancer, as well as changes in the healthcare systems in which they are delivered, generate the need for periodic evaluation of research priorities. Determining what oncology nurses view as the most important issues for research is part of this process.

What was the objective?

to determine the Oncology Nursing Society's research priorities for 2001-2005 for oncology nursing across the entire scope of cancer care, including prevention, detection, treatment, and palliative care

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 20 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

survey

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey with 113 topics divided into eight categories, participants were asked to rate each of the 113 topics, additionally open-ended question asking to identify other important areas for oncology nursing research

Which stakeholders took part?

ONS oncology nursing society members, ONS researchers. 788 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

A random sample of 2,000 ONS members was drawn. The sample was stratified into two separate groups of the ONS membership: the general ONS membership, designated as the general member group, and ONS members who also were researchers, called the researcher group. The researcher group (N=150) consisted of all ONS members who were identified as researchers. The general member group (N=1,850) represented the general ONS membership excluding researchers.

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.