PURPOSE: To present a framework for nurse practitioners (NPs) who wish to engage in outcomes research. DATA SOURCE: Review of scientific literature on the design of outcomes research. CONCLUSION: The structure and process of outcomes research includes both the research protocol and the decisions related to designing and implementing a study. Each identified step of the presented framework incorporates issues related to decision making relevant for that specific component of the research protocol. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Practical advice guides the NP in beginning to identify researchable problems within the clinical setting suited to outcomes research. Using a framework to design an outcomes study assists the NP in making key study decisions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2002|
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