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Research and diabetes Nursing: Part 5: Reviews, case studies and audit.

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Coates, Vivien (2011) Research and diabetes Nursing: Part 5: Reviews, case studies and audit. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 15 (5). pp. 178-182. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In this fifth article in the research and diabetes nursing series, the use of literature reviews (for finding evidence), case studies and audits are outlined. Given the wealth of material published on diabetes, locating appropriate evidence to inform practice can in itself be a challenge. The results of systematic literature reviews are considered to deliver the most robust form of evidence to inform practice. In contrast, case studies are often criticised as offering a weaker research design and audit is not considered as research, but does provide evidence about the standard of a particular service. All of these activities are important elements that can contribute to the overall research engagement of diabetes nurses and the drive towards evidence-based diabetes practice.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:20238
Deposited By:Professor Vivien Coates
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 12:27
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 12:27

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