Health Diaries in Nursing Research and Practice
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 147–152, June 1995
How to Cite
Burman, M. E. (1995), Health Diaries in Nursing Research and Practice. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 27: 147–152. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1995.tb00839.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Accepted for publication June 13, 1994.
- instrument development and refinement;
- health-seeking behaviors
Health diaries have been used in research and clinical practice to examine the daily symptoms of healthy and ill people, responses to symptoms, and efficacy of symptom response. This article describes current uses of health diaries in nursing research and practice, the types of typical health diaries, factors affecting the quality of diary data, and the costs and analytic issues related to health diaries. The implications of health diaries for nursing education, practice, and research are considered.