Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding

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Springer Publishing Company, Apr 23, 2012 - Medical - 473 pages
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2012 First Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Nursing Research!

This is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review. Developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk, this text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic.

Contributors address the design of interventions that are ethically considerate and sensitive to culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, minimizing threats to external and internal validity, measurement, and budgeting. The guide explores such implementation issues as subject recruitment and retention, data management, and specialized settings, cost analysis, and explaining intervention effects. The text also guides readers in writing grant applications that fund , and addresses how to move intervention study findings into the real world. A unique addition to the book is the availability of digital examples of progress reports, final reports, and research grant applications that have received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other relevant organizations. This text is a valuable resource for all health care professionals conducting research and for doctoral students in health care studies.

Key Features:

  • Presents the essential tools for designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies
  • Designed for use by health care professionals conducting intervention research
  • Provides comprehensive, accessible guidelines for doctoral students across all health care disciplines
  • Instructs readers on writing grant applications that fund
  • Includes digital examples of funded research grants, progress reports, and final reports


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Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Part I Designing Intervention Studies
Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Part II Implementing Intervention Studies
Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Part III Analyzing Intervention Studies
Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Part IV Writing Successful Grants and Progress Reports
Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Part V Disseminating and Translating Intervention Research Findings into RealWorld Settings
Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Glossary
Designing Conduction Analyzing and Funding Index

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN is currently Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Formerly, she was Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Dr. Melnyk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University, her Master of Science degree with a specialization in nursing care of children and pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh, and her PhD in clinical research from the University of Rochester where she also completed her post-master's certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She is a nationally/ internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research and child and adolescent mental health, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on these topics. Dr. Melnyk has served as a scientific reviewer for multiple study sections and special emphasis panels at the National Institutes of Health and has consulted with healthcare systems and colleges throughout the nation and globe on how to implement and sustain evidence-based practice. Her record includes over 11 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies as principal investigator and over 170 publications. Dr. Melnyk is co-editor of the well known book, "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, Implementing Evidence-based Practice: Real World Success Stories, "and the "KySS Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion. "She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice, and currently serves on the 16-member United States Preventive Services Task Force. She also serves as associate editor of the journal, "Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing". In 2001, Dr. Melnyk founded the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' KySS Program, a national initiative to promote the mental health of children and teens, which she directed for nearly a decade. Dr. Melnyk has received numerous national and international awards, including the Audrey Hepburn Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Jessie Scott Award from the American Nurses Association for the improvement of healthcare quality through the integration of research, education and practice, and the NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research's inaugural director's lectureship award. She was recently inducted into Sigma Theta Tau's International Researcher Hall of Fame and also recognized as an "Edge Runner "by the American Academy of Nursing for the KySS program and her COPE Program for parents of preterm infants.

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN currently serves as the Dean of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing and Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health. She also is a professor in the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health. Prior to this appointment, she was the Professor and Endowed Chair of Nursing Science and Assistant Dean for Research at the University of Rochester, School of Nursing. Dr. Morrison-Beedy has focused her research on HIV/AIDS risk reduction, especially for vulnerable adolescent girls. Since 1993 as Principal or co-investigator, she has received more than $11 million in HIV prevention research funding, and most recently conducted a National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded study HIV prevention trial in urban adolescent girls. Dr. Morrison-Beedy's interdisciplinary contributions also encompass serving as scientific reviewer for multiple HIV-related study sections and special emphasis panels at the National Institutes of Health. In recognition of her contributions, she most recently received the Florida Nursing Association Award for Research (2011) and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses award for Excellence in Research (2010), the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Research Recognition Award (2009) and Excellence in HIV Prevention Award (2005), and the New York State Distinguished Nurse Researcher award (2004). She is an elected fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Morrison-Beedy served as faculty for Sigma Theta Tau International Chiron Nursing Leadership Program and Johnson & Johnson Maternal and Child Health Leadership Institute. She is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and has more than 200 published articles and abstracts. Dr. Morrison-Beedy received her BSN from Niagara University; her MSN with a specialization in maternal and women's health nurse practitioner from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and completed her PhD at the University of Rochester.

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