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Social Support Chapter 4 JANE S. NORBECK ScHOOL OF NUllSINO UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO CONTENTS Interdisciplinary Progress in Social Support Research 86 Selection of Studies for Review 87 Contributions of Nurse Researchers to the Field 88 Instrument Development 88 Descriptive Studies 90 Intervention Studies 100 Conclusions and Directions for Future Research 103 Nurses have played an important role from the beginning in the.inter­ disciplinary field of social support research. As the field changes from its current predominant emphasis on methodological and descriptive research to emphasis on applied research, the contributions of nurses might expand because of the natural access that nurses have to people undergoing life transitions, crises . and illnesses. This chapter contains a review of the studies conducted by nurse investigators in a variety of areas of social support. The work done by this group is similar to that conducted by colleagues in other disci· Appreciation is expressed to Lou Ellen Barnes for assistance in locating articles for this review and to the anonymous reviewers for their insiptful criticism and h elpful suggestions in revising this manu.script. 85 86 RESEARCH ON NURSING PRACTICE plines. A complete understanding of the state of knowledge in any subarea of social support http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Nursing Research Springer Publishing

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Springer Publishing
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0739-6686
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1944-4028
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Chapter 4 JANE S. NORBECK ScHOOL OF NUllSINO UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO CONTENTS Interdisciplinary Progress in Social Support Research 86 Selection of Studies for Review 87 Contributions of Nurse Researchers to the Field 88 Instrument Development 88 Descriptive Studies 90 Intervention Studies 100 Conclusions and Directions for Future Research 103 Nurses have played an important role from the beginning in the.inter­ disciplinary field of social support research. As the field changes from its current predominant emphasis on methodological and descriptive research to emphasis on applied research, the contributions of nurses might expand because of the natural access that nurses have to people undergoing life transitions, crises . and illnesses. This chapter contains a review of the studies conducted by nurse investigators in a variety of areas of social support. The work done by this group is similar to that conducted by colleagues in other disci· Appreciation is expressed to Lou Ellen Barnes for assistance in locating articles for this review and to the anonymous reviewers for their insiptful criticism and h elpful suggestions in revising this manu.script. 85 86 RESEARCH ON NURSING PRACTICE plines. A complete understanding of the state of knowledge in any subarea of social support

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Annual Review of Nursing ResearchSpringer Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1988

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