Journal article

DEveloping a Complex Intervention for DEteriorating patients using theoretical modelling (DECIDE study): Study protocol

Duncan Smith, Jill J Francis, Leanne M Aitken

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To develop a theory-based complex intervention (targeting nursing staff), to enhance enablers and overcome barriers to enact expected behaviour when monitoring patients and responding to abnormal vital signs that signal deterioration. DESIGN: A mixed method design including structured observations on hospital wards, field notes, brief, unrecorded interviews and semi-structured interviews to inform the development of an intervention to enhance practice. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with nursing staff using a topic guide informed by the Theoretical Domains Framework. Semi-structured interviews will be transcribed verbatim and coded deductively into the 14 Theoreti..

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