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Intervention Research

SKU# 9780826109576

Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding

Author: , Dianne Morrison-Beedy PhD, RN, WHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN


  • Bernadette Melnyk PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

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2012 First Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Nursing Research!

This is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review. Developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk, this text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic.

Contributors address the design of interventions that are ethically considerate and sensitive to culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, minimizing threats to external and internal validity, measurement, and budgeting. The guide explores such implementation issues as subject recruitment and retention, data management, and specialized settings, cost analysis, and explaining intervention effects. The text also guides readers in writing grant applications that fund , and addresses how to move intervention study findings into the real world. A unique addition to the book is the availability of digital examples of progress reports, final reports, and research grant applications that have received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other relevant organizations. This text is a valuable resource for all health care professionals conducting research and for doctoral students in health care studies.

Key Features:

  • Presents the essential tools for designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies
  • Designed for use by health care professionals conducting intervention research
  • Provides comprehensive, accessible guidelines for doctoral students across all health care disciplines
  • Instructs readers on writing grant applications that fund
  • Includes digital examples of funded research grants, progress reports, and final reports

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 23, 2012
  • Page Count 496
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109576
  • EISBN 9780826109583

Table of Contents 

Unit I: Designing Intervention Studies

Chapter 1

Setting the Stage for Intervention Research: The "So What" Factor

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Dianne Morrison-Beedy

Chapter 2

Using Theory to Guide Intervention Research

Julie Fleury and Sourya Sidani

Chapter 3

Nuts and Bolts of Designing Intervention Studies

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Dianne Morrison-Beedy and Shirley Moore

Chapter 4

Designing Interventions that are Sensitive to Culture, Race/Ethnicity and Gender

Usha Menon

Chapter 5

Ethical Considerations in Designing Intervention Studies

Donal O'Mathuna

Chapter 6

Minimizing Threats to Internal Validity

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob

Chapter 7

Minimizing Threats to External Validity

Wanda K. Nicholson

Chapter 8

Measurement in Intervention Research

Dianne Morrison-Beedy and Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

Chapter 9

Biological Measurement in Intervention Research

Donna McCarthy

Unit II: Implementing Intervention Studies

Chapter 10

Developing the Budget for Intervention Studies

Barbara Smith and Steven Pease

Chapter 11

Navigating the IRB for Investigators

Amanda A. Hastings, Cheryl L. Byers, Barry B. Bercu

Chapter 12

Participant Recruitment and Retention

Connie Visovsky and Dianne Morrison-Beedy

Chapter 13

Maintaining Fidelity of the Intervention

Sandee McClowry, Ashleigh Collins, Nicole Colwell

Chapter 14

Study Implementation: An Example using the Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health) Study

Colleen Keller and Barbara Ainsworth

Chapter 15

Considerations in Conducting Interventions in Specialized Settings


Conducting Interventions in Community Settings

Usha Menon


Conducting Interventions in Public Health Settings

LaRon E. Nelson & Dianne Morrison-Beedy


Conducting Interventions in School Settings

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland


Conducting Interventions in Acute Care Settings

Cindy Munro


Conducting Interventions in Long-term Care Settings

Debra Parker Oliver, David B. Oliver, Geraldine Dickey


Conducting Interventions in Palliative Care Settings

Kathryn B. Lindstrom


Conducting Interventions in Global Settings

Carol Baldwin and Christine Hancock


Conducting Interventions in Multi-Site Settings

Peter Vanable

Chapter 16

Data Management

Kevin E. Kip and Sharon M. Lawlor

Unit III: Analyzing Intervention Studies

Chapter 17

Analyzing Intervention Studies

Laura Szalacha

Chapter 18

Cost-Effective Analyses for Intervention Studies

Kimberly Arcoleo and Kevin Frick

Chapter 19

Explaining Intervention Effects

Kimberly Arcoleo and Darya Bonds McClain

Unit IV: Writing Successful Grants and Progress Reports

Chapter 20

Writing Grants That Fund!

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Dianne Morrison-Beedy

Chapter 21

Submitting a Research Grant Application to the National Institutes of Health: Navigating the Application and Peer Review System

Melinda Tinkle

Chapter 22

Writing Progress and Final Reports

Shirley M. Moore and Margaret Roudebush

Chapter 23

Disseminating Findings of Intervention Studies

Marion E. Broome

Chapter 24

Translating Evidence-Based Interventions into Real World Practice Settings

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

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