Participatory design of impact indicators for nursing research

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Participatory design of impact indicators for nursing research

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Participatory design of impact indicators for nursing research
Author: Radó-Trilla N.Solans-Domènech M.Adam P.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 1018
End Page: 1024
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: As the Catalan research assessment agency, we designed and implemented an ongoing, ex-post and impact assessment system in the area of health system (SARIS), which includes a crucial pillar: engagement. We developed an approach that combines the co-creation with the stakeholders in order to define topics of interests, with the formulation of preliminary indicators to assess the impact of nursing research. Therefore, a 2-phase approach was developed. First, discussion groups with the main purpose of identifying topics of interest in relations to the impact of nursing research were developed. Nurses from different settings, territories and disciplines made emerge four topics of interest: ‘advancement of knowledge’, ‘results dissemination’, ‘nurse training and networks’ and ‘results application’. Second, the suggested ideas from the focus groups were analysed and discussed in order to elaborate 30 preliminary indicators. Next steps will include a consensus in order to assess the relevance of these indicators. In the current context, where research in nursery care has not been measured before, co-creation with stakeholders might be a win-win strategy to reach three objectives: 1) obtaining a meaningful and measurable set of indicators, 2) raising awareness on the transformative potential of nursery care research, and 3) in motivating researchers in nursery care to maximize the impact.

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