Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Fundamentals of estimating sample size

Background Estimating sample size is an integral requirement in the planning stages...

Exploring how to increase response rates to surveys of older people

Aim To address the special considerations that need to be taken into account when...

Exploring recruitment issues in stroke research: a qualitative study of nurse...

Aim To explore the practice of experienced stroke nurse researchers to understand...

Protocol for a block randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve heart...

Aim To describe the design of a randomised controlled trial conducted to evaluate a...

Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in...

Aim To report an assessment of the psychometric properties of the Professional...

Involving mental health service users in suicide-related research: a qualitative...

Aim To describe the research model developed and successfully deployed as part of a...

Mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district...

Background There is increasing reference to complex patient needs in health care....

Setting a research question, aim and objective

Aim To describe the development of a research question, aim and objective.

Lessons learned from recruiting nursing homes to a quantitative cross-sectional pilot...

Background A growing older adult population is leading to increased admission rates...

Using circular questions as a tool in qualitative research

Background Circular questions are used within systematic family therapy as a tool...

Narrative analysis: how students learn from stories of practice

Aim To describe and recommend a variety of data analysis methods when engaging in...

Researcher perspectives from a study of women’s experiences of breastfeeding

Background Diaries are growing in popularity in healthcare, and are useful for...

Application of summative content analysis to a postal questionnaire

Background Content analysis of replies to closed questions in questionnaires can be...

Using storyboards in participatory research

Aim To draw on the authors’ experience of research conducted with vulnerable young...

Mixing methodology, nursing theory and research design for a practice model of district...

Aim To highlight philosophical and theoretical considerations for planning a mixed...

Child and adolescent mental health nursing seen through a social constructionist lens

Aim To discuss the theoretical framework of social constructivism and justify its...

Conceptual frameworks and terminology in doctoral nursing research

Aim To define conceptual frameworks and their inherent dichotomies, and integrate...

Ethnonursing and the ethnographic approach in nursing

Aim To present a critical methodological review of the ethnonursing research method...

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