Research in Nursing & Health

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Edited By: Margaret H. Kearney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Impact Factor: 1.638

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 19/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 21/116 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1098-240X

Virtual Issue - Research from Australia and New Zealand

Research in Nursing & Health Virtual Issue

Research from Australia & New Zealand, September 2011

Nursing research "Down Under" is blossoming. Nurse researchers in Australia and New Zealand are making key contributions to evidence for nursing practice, and both the quantity and caliber of their products are growing at phenomenal rates. The quality and strength of nursing research in Australia was recently recognized in the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 National Report, released in early 2011. The ERA exercise, an Australian Government initiative to assess the research quality of Australia's universities against world benchmarks, indicated that the quality of Australian nursing research is "on par" and often better than many international counterparts. Research in Nursing & Health (RINAH) has published several important articles by nurse researchers on the other side of the pond, including the seven? papers in this virtual issue that were published between 2007 and 2011. Of note, two of these papers won RINAH Best Paper awards, one in 2010 (winner for international article) and the other in 2011 (winner for research methods). We hope these articles will help you to appreciate the diversity and richness of research activity being undertaken in Australia and New Zealand.

The influence of adult behaviors on child coping during venipuncture: A sequential analysis
Christine Taylor, Ken Sellick and Ken Greenwood

A modified hermeneutic phenomenological approach with individuals who have autism
Claire Newman, Andrew Cashin and Cheryl D. Waters

Intention-to-Treat in Randomized Controlled Trials: Recommendations for a Total Trial Approach
Denise F. Polit and Brigid M. Gillespie

Multivariate methods to identify cancer-related symptom clusters
Helen M. Skerman, Patsy M. Yates and Diana Battistutta

A Survey of Hong Kong Nurses' Perceptions of the Barriers to and Facilitators of Research Utilization
Janita P.C. Chau, Violeta Lopez and David R. Thompson

English-Language Acculturation Predicts Academic Performance in Nursing Students who Speak English as a Second Language
Yenna Salamonson, Bronwyn Everett, Jane Koch, Sharon Andrew and Patricia M. Davidson

Development of an instrument to assess perceived self-efficacy in the parents of infants
Rudi Črnčec, Bryanne Barnett and Stephen Matthey

Staff-family relationships in the care of older people: A report on a systematic review
Emily Haesler, Michael Bauer and Rhonda Nay