Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood


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  • ISBN: 9780323100861
  • Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood
  • Publ Date: 2013-11-12
  • Edition: 8
  • Pages: 616
  • Imprint: MOSBY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 187659

Table of Contents :

PART I. OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Research Vignette: Improving Supportive Care for Cancer Patients and Their Families * Integrating Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement Processes * Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Clinical Questions * Gathering and Appraising the Literature * Theoretical Frameworks for Research New! PART II. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Research Vignette: Program of Research on Substance Use Disorders * Introduction to Qualitative Research * Qualitative Approaches to Research * Appraising Qualitative Research PART III. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH Research Vignette: From Pressure Ulcer Prediction to Preventive Interventions * Introduction to Quantitative Research * Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs * Nonexperimental Designs * Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines New! * Sampling * Legal and Ethical Issues * Data Collection Methods * Reliability and Validity * Data Analysis: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics * Understanding Research Findings * Appraising Quantitative Research PART IV. APPLICATION OF RESEARCH: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Research Vignette: Incorporating Information and Communication Technology Tools for HIV into Practice * Strategies and Tools for Developing an Evidence-Based Practice* Developing an Evidence-Based Practice* Quality Improvement New! APPENDICES


Now in full color, this easy-to-understand textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to nursing research concepts and methods. Evidence-based practice is emphasized throughout, with clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice. Coverage includes qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making using research information.


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