Evaluating nursing interventions : a theory-driven approach /

The authors of this innovative book offer a comprehensive perspective on nursing intervention together with theory-driven guidelines for future study. They provide a clear explanation of the problems encountered in outcomes and intervention research and then proceed, via the Intervention Theory, to...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sidani, Souraya.
Other Authors: Braden, Carrie Jo, 1944-
Format: eBook
Published: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©1998.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1
  • Introduction; High-Quality Care: An Overview; Requirements for Maintaining High-Quality Care; Evaluating the Quality of Care; Weaknesses of Outcomes-Focused Evaluation; Organization of the Book; Overview of the Illustrative Study; Summary; Chapter 2
  • Outcomes Research; The Conventional Approach; Difficulties in Using the Conventional Approach in the Field; Limitations of the Conventional Approach; The Alternative: Theory-Driven Approach; Summary; Chapter 3
  • The Theory-Driven Approach to Effectiveness Research
  • Theory in Effectiveness ResearchElements of Intervention Theory; Sources of Theory; Advantages of Intervention Theory; Operationalizing the Theory-Driven Approach; Chapter 4
  • Characteristics of Clients; The Role of Client Characteristics; Conventional Strategies for Dealing with Client Characteristics; Alternative Strategies for Dealing with Client Characteristics; Summary; Chapter 5
  • Intervener and Setting Characteristics; Intervener Characteristics; Setting Characteristics; Summary; Chapter 6
  • Intervention Variables; Characteristics of Interventions; Integrity
  • Conventional Strategies for Dealing with Type III ErrorAlternative Strategies for Dealing with Type III Error: Process Evaluation; Summary; Chapter 7
  • Outcomes-Related Factors; Characteristics of Outcomes; Selection of Outcomes Variables; Selection of Outcomes Measures; Timing for Outcomes Measurement; Illustrative Example; Summary; Chapter 8
  • Implications for Effectiveness Research; Advantages of Theory-Driven Evaluation; Operationalizing the Theory-Driven Evaluation; References; Index; About the Authors