Theory Development Strategies for Middle-Range Theories.

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Journal Article (Review)

The purpose of this article is to present an analysis on the theory development strategies that have been used to develop middle-range theories through an integrated literature review and to provide directions for future theoretical development in nursing. First, theory development strategies that have been suggested and used in nursing are briefly discussed. Second, the methods used for the analysis are described. Then, 4 themes reflecting the theory development strategies that have been used to develop middle-range theories are discussed. Finally, suggestions for future theoretical development in nursing are made on the basis of the findings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 292

PubMed ID

  • 29901468

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29901468

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-9268

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ans.0000000000000215

Language

  • eng