Using a handbook to improve nurses' continence care

Williams, K, Roe, Brenda and Sindhu, F (1995) Using a handbook to improve nurses' continence care. Nursing Standard, 10 (8). pp. 39-42. ISSN 0029-6570

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Abstract

Nursing care should be based on sound research evidence with demonstrated clinical effectiveness. Dissemination of this research evidence is, therefore, of paramount importance. A study using focus groups was undertaken during 1993-1994 to evaluate the dissemination of a clinical handbook for continence care to qualified nurses, in relation to reported nursing practice in care of the elderly wards/units in one health authority. A total of 124 nurses participated in the study and 98 variables were included. Improvements were recorded in nurses' responses between the pre-test and post-test for 84 (86 per cent) variables in the experimental group and 58 (59 per cent) in the control group. This demonstrates the positive value of the clinical handbook as a method of disseminating research evidence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 12:09
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/3690

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