Action research studies in the intensive care setting: A systematic review

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Show simple item record Soh, K en_US Davidson, Patricia en_US Leslie, G en_US Rahman, Aisai Bin Abd en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:34:27Z 2012-10-12T03:34:27Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011000876 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Soh K et al. 2011, 'Action research studies in the intensive care setting: A systematic review', Pergamon, vol. 48, pp. 258-268. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7489 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To review published studies using action research in the intensive care unit (ICU) in order to provide an intervention framework to improve clinical outcomes. Design: Systematic review. Methods: Searches of the electronic databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); Scopus, Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, and the World Wide Web were undertaken using MeSH key words including: a??action researcha??; a??health care researcha??, a??health services evaluationa??; a??intensive care unita??. Reference lists of retrieved articles was also undertaken to identify further articles. All studies were reviewed by two authors using a critical appraisal tool. Results: The search strategy generated 195 articles. Only 21 studies projects were identified using action research in the ICU. The majority of studies were conducted in the United Kingdom. The participants in the action research studies ranged from 6 to 253. Predominately studies using action research involved nurses in collaboration with patients and family and other health care practitioners to address identified problems in the ICU. Conclusions: Based on this review it appears that action research is a promising methodological approach to address clinical practice improvement in the ICU. Studies retrieved focussed primarily on process and formative evaluation but not on clinical outcomes. There is a need to incorporate outcome assessment in action research in the ICU to increase the framework of action research to improve clinical outcomes. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Action research studies in the intensive care setting: A systematic review en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Nursing Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 48 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 258 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 268 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000073159 en_US
dc.personcode 110950 en_US
dc.personcode 0000073160 en_US
dc.personcode 0000070251 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Systematic review; Action research; Participatory action research; Intensive care unit en_US

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