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Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature.

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Oermann, MH; Shaw-Kokot, J; Knafl, GJ; Dowell, J
Published in: Journal of clinical nursing
December 2010

The purpose of our study was to describe the dissemination of research into the clinical nursing literature.The literature provides a means of transferring knowledge from a research study through citations of the work by other authors.This was a citation analysis study to explore the dissemination of research into the clinical nursing literature, beginning with the publication of an original research study and including all of the citations to that article through 2009.The authors searched five academic nursing research journal titles, using CINAHL, for original research reports that had clinical relevance and were published between 1990-1999. The search process yielded a final data set of 28 research articles. For each of the articles, the authors searched three databases, CINAHL, Web of Science(®) and Google Scholar, to determine the citation patterns from the date of publication to August 2009.All of the research studies were cited in articles published in clinical journals although there was a wide range in the number of citations, from 3-80. The 28 research articles had a total of 759 citations; 717 (94.5%) of those citations were in articles published in clinical nursing journals. The median length of time between publication of the original study and the first citation was 1.5 years. Some of the studies were still being cited for 18 years after publication of the original work.All of the original research reports examined in this study were cited in articles in clinical journals, disseminating the research beyond the original work to reach clinicians.Clinical nursing journals keep readers up-to-date and informed about new practices in nursing and serve another important role: they disseminate research that is clinically relevant by publishing original studies and papers that cite research reports.

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Published In

Journal of clinical nursing

DOI

EISSN

1365-2702

ISSN

0962-1067

Publication Date

December 2010

Volume

19

Issue

23-24

Start / End Page

3435 / 3442

Related Subject Headings

  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing
  • Information Dissemination
  • Humans
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Bibliometrics
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1701 Psychology
 

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Oermann, M. H., Shaw-Kokot, J., Knafl, G. J., & Dowell, J. (2010). Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(23–24), 3435–3442. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03427.x
Oermann, Marilyn H., Julia Shaw-Kokot, George J. Knafl, and Jo Dowell. “Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature.Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, no. 23–24 (December 2010): 3435–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03427.x.
Oermann MH, Shaw-Kokot J, Knafl GJ, Dowell J. Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of clinical nursing. 2010 Dec;19(23–24):3435–42.
Oermann, Marilyn H., et al. “Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature.Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 19, no. 23–24, Dec. 2010, pp. 3435–42. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03427.x.
Oermann MH, Shaw-Kokot J, Knafl GJ, Dowell J. Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of clinical nursing. 2010 Dec;19(23–24):3435–3442.
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Published In

Journal of clinical nursing

DOI

EISSN

1365-2702

ISSN

0962-1067

Publication Date

December 2010

Volume

19

Issue

23-24

Start / End Page

3435 / 3442

Related Subject Headings

  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing
  • Information Dissemination
  • Humans
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Bibliometrics
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1701 Psychology