The authors are both affiliated with the University of Alabama School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham: Joan Grant is an associate professor and Linda Davis is a professor.
Using the Literature to Design a Study in the Rehabilitation Setting: An Example with Stroke Patients
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
1995 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 144–148, May-June 1995
How to Cite
Grant, J. S. and Davis, L. L. (1995), Using the Literature to Design a Study in the Rehabilitation Setting: An Example with Stroke Patients. Rehabilitation Nursing, 20: 144–148. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1995.tb01614.x
- Issue published online: 3 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
A literature review can provide direction for decisions that are made at each step of the research process. Rehabilitation nurses can use a review of the research literature to provide the foundation for designing a clinical study. The purpose of this article is to describe how a literature review can contribute to designing nursing studies in rehabilitation care settings. Examples of the literature on discharge planning for stroke patients are used to illustrate this process.