Psychiatric nursing outcome research: the state of the science.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

A review of the nursing literature from 1989 to 1994 indicates that few psychiatric nursing studies are published in the major nursing research journals. The psychiatric specialization literature includes a large number of studies that are classified as either outcome studies or could serve as building blocks for future outcome studies. Few studies build on prior research, resulting in a weak scientific basis for evaluating the outcomes of psychiatric nursing care. Strategies for increasing the quantity and quality of psychiatric nursing outcome research are presented.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Merwin, E; Mauck, A

Published Date

  • December 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 311 - 331

PubMed ID

  • 8561512

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-9417

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0883-9417(95)80055-7


  • eng