Intervention Effectiveness Research: Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation

Do interventions improve health outcomes? This volume provides a model and road map to answer clinical questions related to intervention effectiveness research, quality improvement, and program evaluations. It offers clear and simple guidance for all phases of a clinical inquiry projects from planning through dissemination and communication of results and findings. The book emphasizes the value and importance of leveraging existing data to advance research, practice, and quality improvement efforts. Intervention and Effectiveness Research is a practical guide for organizing and navigating the intersections of research and practice. Structure, process and outcome worksheets for every step are provided together with examples from diverse settings and populations to lead readers through the process of implementing their own projects. The author guides readers through the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating projects. This book is intended for teachers of DNP and PhD programs in nursing and other disciplines, their students, and healthcare leaders who need to leverage data to demonstrate care quality and outcomes.

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Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an award-winning scholar and expert nurse informatician. She is co-director of the University of Minnesota Center for Nursing Informatics, Director of the Omaha System Partnership, affiliate faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics, and faculty in the Center for Spirituality and Healing. Dr. Monsen specializes in data management for intervention effectiveness research, quality improvement, and outcome evaluation in nursing and health care. Based on her years of public health experience and her insights from exploring big data methods with existing datasets, Dr. Monsen celebrates the power of shared understanding enabled by the use of standardized data. At the cross roads of research and practice, she champions intervention effectiveness research through three major initiatives: The Omaha System Community of Practice, The Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality; and The Omaha System Guidelines. These initiatives are face-to-face and Internet forums for research and quality improvement projects world-wide. Dr. Monsen is the author of over 70 published studies that have advanced the design, development and evaluation of clinical practice for diverse problems, programs, and populations.


Background: Why we need this bookChapter 1. Intervention Effectiveness Research History and State of the ScienceChapter 2. Project/Program Evaluation History and State of the Science 2.1 Worksheet to compare research and evaluation for a projectChapter 3. Methods for Interventions Effectiveness Research and Program EvaluationChapter 4. Existing Data: EHR data and administrative dataChapter 5. New Data: Observational Tools and SurveysChapter 6. Interviews: Professionals and Consumers6.1 Worksheet to plan methods for a projectChapter 7. Instruments: Baseline and follow up assessmentsChapter 8. Instruments: Intervention descriptionsChapter 9. Instruments: Problem classification9.1 Worksheet to describe baseline and final assessments 9.2 Worksheet to describe interventionsChapter 10. Ethical reviewChapter 11. ImplementationChapter 12. AnalysisChapter 13. Publication

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Auteur(s)Karen A. Monsen
UitgeverSpringer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Verschenennovember 2017
VakgebiedenAlgemeen verpleegkundig
Klinische chemie