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Research on Research

Start date:
January 2015
Co-ordinated by:
Rachel O’Brien, Polly Black, Jean Bruce

This study was initially conducted in the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and extended to the Acute Medical Unit. Due to interest from other clinical areas this has now been extended to several other departments within the hospital.

Attitudes towards Research and Research Nurses among the clinical team

STUDY OBJECTIVES

Primary Objective
• To measure the level of engagement with research of clinical staff
• To investigate clinical staff’s perceptions and attitudes towards research nurses
Secondary Objective
• To compare the attitudes and engagement between specialties and professions
• To inform strategies required to improve a engagement and attitudes

STUDY DESIGN

This is a prospective, quantitative observational study using a validated questionnaire to measure attitude and engagement of clinical staff to research and research nurses

STUDY POPULATION

The questionnaire has been distributed to clinical staff in seven departments in NHS Lothian;
• Orthopaedics
• Stroke
• Cardiology
• Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion
• Acute Medical Unit
• Emergency Department
• Critical Care

Research Team

Rachel O'Brien

Lead Research Nurse

Polly Black

Senior Research Nurse

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