Structure and process of outcomes research for nurse practitioners.

Patricia Moores, Eileen Breslin, Margaret Burns

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-476
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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