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Nursing: Landmark Studies

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10 Landmark Nursing Research Studies

These are the ten landmark research studies identified in the 2006 booklet from the National Institute of Nursing Research: Changing Practice, Changing Lives: 10 Landmark Nursing Research Studies.

Aiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Sloane, D. M., Sochalski, J., & Silber, J. H. (2002). Hospital nurse staffing and patient mortality, nurse burnout, and job dissatisfaction. JAMA, The Journal Of The American Medical Association, 288(16), 1987. Retrieved from 

Bergstrom, N., Braden, B., Kemp, M., Champagne, M., & Ruby, E. (1996). Multi-site study of incidence of pressure ulcers and the relationship between risk level, demographic characteristics, diagnoses, and prescription of preventive interventions. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 44(1), 22-30. Retrieved from print journal or Google Scholar.

Grey, M., Davidson, M., Boland, E., & Tamborlane, W. (n.d). Clinical and psychosocial factors associated with achievement of treatment goals in adolescents with diabetes mellitus. Journal Of Adolescent Health, 28(5), 377-385. Retrieved from

Harrell, J. S., McMurray, R. G., Bangdiwala, S. I., Frauman, A. C., Gansky, S. A., & Bradley, C. B. (1996). Effects of a school-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in elementary-school children: The Cardiovascular Health in Children (CHIC) Study. Journal of Pediatrics, (6). 797. Retrieved from print journal or Google Scholar.

Hill, M. N., Han, H. R., Dennison, C. R., Kim, M. T., Roary, M. C., Blumenthal, R. S., ... & Post, W. S. (2003). Hypertension care and control in underserved urban African American men: behavioral and physiologic outcomes at 36 months. American journal of hypertension, 16(11), 906-913. Retrieved from

Jemmott, J. I., Jemmott, L. S., & Fong, G. T. (1998). Abstinence and safer sex HIV risk-reduction interventions for African American adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, The Journal Of The American Medical Association, 279(19), 1529-36. Retrieved from

Gear, R. W., Miaskowski, C., Gordon, N. C., Paul, S. M., Heller, P. H., & Levine, J. D. (1999). The kappa opioid nalbuphine produces gender- and dose-dependent analgesia and antianalgesia in patients with postoperative pain. Pain, 83(2), 339-345. Retrieved from

 Lorig, K., Gonzalez, V. M., & Ritter, P. (1999). Community-Based Spanish Language Arthritis Education Program: A Randomized Trial. Medical Care, (9). 957. Retrieved from

Naylor, M. D., Brooten, D. A., Campbell, R. L., Maislin, G., McCauley, K. M., & Schwartz, J. S. (2004). Transitional Care of Older Adults Hospitalized with Heart Failure: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 52(5), 675-684. Retrieved from

Kitzman, H., Olds, D., Henderson, C. J., Hanks, C., Cole, R., Tatelbaum, R., & ... Barnard, K. (1997). Effect of prenatal and infancy home visitation by nurses on pregnancy outcomes, childhood injuries, and repeated childbearing. A randomized controlled trial. JAMA: Journal Of The American Medical Association, 278(8), 644-652. Retrieved from print journal or Google Scholar.