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Qualitative Articles

Creator:   Nursing Research
Updated:   3/5/2015
Contains:  34 items
Articles with qualitative research background

A National Multiethnic Online Forum Study on Menopausal Symptom Experience

Im, Eun-Ok; Lee, Bokim; Chee, Wonshik; More

Nursing Research. 59(1):26-33, January-February 2010.

The qualitative data from 90 middle-aged women in the United States who attended four ethnic-specific online forums of the larger study were examined using thematic analysis.

Strategies for Recruiting African American Men Into Prostate Cancer Screening Studies

Jones, Randy A.; Steeves, Richard; Williams, Ishan

Nursing Research. 58(6):452-456, November-December 2009.

A systematic description is provided of the recruitment efforts for a hermeneutic phenomenological qualitative study of African American men's experiences in decision making on whether to have a prostate cancer screening.

Insight Into Dementia Care Management Using Social-Behavioral Theory and Mixed Methods

Connor, Karen; McNeese-Smith, Donna; van Servellen, Gwen; More

Nursing Research. 58(5):348-358, September-October 2009.

The aims of this study were to identify and report on an application of mixed methods of qualitative statistical techniques, based on a theoretical framework, and to construct variables for factor analysis and exploratory factor analytic steps for identifying domains of dementia care management.

Development and Testing of the Satisfaction in Nursing Scale

Lynn, Mary R.; Morgan, Jennifer Craft; Moore, Katherine A.

Nursing Research. 58(3):166-174, May-June 2009.

Because work satisfaction of nurses is related negatively to turnover and related positively to performance, it is essential that it be assessed accurately and meaningfully. The most commonly used scales for assessment of satisfaction were developed at least 30 years ago and are not consistent with the concerns of today's nurses.

Reducing My Risk of Intrusion: An Intention of Old Homebound Women Who Live Alone

Porter, Eileen J.; Lasiter, Sue

Nursing Research. 57(5):351-359, September-October 2008.

Over 18 months, a series of tape-recorded interviews was completed, focusing on perceptions about changes in feeling safe at home and precautions to prevent the need to reaching help quickly. Data analyzed were drawn from interviews with the 32 women who reported intentions to reduce intrusion risk.

Impact of Birth Trauma on Breast-feeding: A Tale of Two Pathways

Beck, Cheryl Tatano; Watson, Sue

Nursing Research. 57(4):228-236, July-August 2008.

Phenomenology was the qualitative research design used to investigate mothers' breast-feeding experiences after birth trauma. Fifty-two women were recruited over the Internet through the assistance of Trauma and Birth Stress, a charitable trust located in New Zealand. Each mother sent her breast-feeding story to the researchers via the Internet. Colaizzi's (1978) method was used to analyze the data.

Coping With Extended Facedown Positioning After Macular Hole Surgery: A Qualitative Diary Analysis

Wittich, Walter; Southall, Kenneth

Nursing Research. 57(6):436-443, November-December 2008.

The objective of this study was to examine the content of a self-motivated diary written by a person who underwent 77 days of facedown positioning after macular hole surgery. Her narrative about the obstacles during this postsurgical requirement resulted in an insightful description of several core topics relevant to patient care.

Understanding and Measuring Patients' Assessment of the Quality of Nursing Care

Lynn, Mary R.; McMillen, Bradley J.; Sidani, Souraya

Nursing Research. 56(3):159-166, May-June 2007.

Although the PAQS-ACV is a relatively new measure of quality nursing care, it has met many criteria for an adequate measure of quality care. The instrument fills a void in the assessment of quality by including patients in the direct evaluation of the care received.