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www.is.stir.ac.uk/nhs<br />Prioritising research and dissemination<br />The Highland Midwives STORY<br />
Kathleen Irvine*, Wendy Jessiman¥ and Alison Felce+<br />*Subject Librarian, Highland Health Sciences Library,<br />¥ Lect...
Photo: John Paul Photography<br />Photo: Alison  Felce<br />So what’s a librarian doing hanging out with a bunch of midwiv...
Advice for beginners<br />Collaborate with an experienced researcher<br />Use a tried and tested methodology (even conside...
The fun begins<br />Midwifery instruments <br />1900-1950<br />Photo: Chris Sampson<br />
So what is a Delphi study?<br />It is about achieving consensus among a group of experts<br />Photo: Eirik Newth<br />
Involves several rounds of postal questionnaires and controlled feedback<br />
Sampling – what is an expert?<br />What is an expert<br />From JISC Collections<br />
Encouraging participation<br />Logo<br />Emails, reminders, supervisors, leads, distribution lists<br />Certificates<br />...
First questionnaire<br />Please list up to five research questions/ issues/ topics of importance to midwifery practice.<br />
9<br />16<br />6   blank<br />1   all CHPs<br />14<br />18<br />
10/5<br />21/ 28<br />42/ 42<br />13/ 17<br />2/ 2<br />
Themes<br />329 questions/ issues/ topics were provided<br />25 themes identified<br />5 themes excluded<br />42 questions...
Round 2 questionnaire<br />
Analysis<br />Analysis identified those themes where a consensus on their importance had been reached.<br />Consensus on p...
Round 3<br />Round three questionnaire<br />3<br />4<br />
Analysis<br />Two additional themes achieved consensus: breastfeeding and place of birth<br />
Evidence-based methodology<br />Identifying the evidence<br />Selecting the best evidence<br />Evaluating the evidence (cr...
Research and dissemination<br /> Topics may be considered on three 	levels: themes, sub-themes and questions.<br />Strong ...
Photo: Alison Felce<br />But does it work here?<br />
What next?<br />Dissemination of existing evidence<br />Dissemination of research findings<br />Project report<br />Furthe...
Benefits to the library<br />
Correspondence:<br />Kathleen Irvine, Subject Librarian, Highland Health Sciences Library, Centre for Health Science<br />...
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  1. 1. www.is.stir.ac.uk/nhs<br />Prioritising research and dissemination<br />The Highland Midwives STORY<br />
  2. 2. Kathleen Irvine*, Wendy Jessiman¥ and Alison Felce+<br />*Subject Librarian, Highland Health Sciences Library,<br />¥ Lecturer in Midwifery Studies, University of Stirling and Supervisor of Midwives, <br />+ Staff Midwife, NHS Highland. <br />
  3. 3. Photo: John Paul Photography<br />Photo: Alison Felce<br />So what’s a librarian doing hanging out with a bunch of midwives?<br />
  4. 4. Advice for beginners<br />Collaborate with an experienced researcher<br />Use a tried and tested methodology (even consider replicating an existing study)<br />
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  6. 6.
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  8. 8. The fun begins<br />Midwifery instruments <br />1900-1950<br />Photo: Chris Sampson<br />
  9. 9. So what is a Delphi study?<br />It is about achieving consensus among a group of experts<br />Photo: Eirik Newth<br />
  10. 10. Involves several rounds of postal questionnaires and controlled feedback<br />
  11. 11. Sampling – what is an expert?<br />What is an expert<br />From JISC Collections<br />
  12. 12. Encouraging participation<br />Logo<br />Emails, reminders, supervisors, leads, distribution lists<br />Certificates<br />Posters x2<br />Personalised self-addressed envelope<br />Visits to clinical areas<br />Support from lead midwife<br />Links to NHS Highland<br />Telephone contacts<br />Facebook and Twitter<br />Plasma screen<br />Ali & Wendy<br />Boxes<br />Extended deadline<br />Get your Certificate posters<br />Area ambassadors<br />Article in Team Update <br />Facebook stickers<br />
  13. 13. First questionnaire<br />Please list up to five research questions/ issues/ topics of importance to midwifery practice.<br />
  14. 14. 9<br />16<br />6 blank<br />1 all CHPs<br />14<br />18<br />
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  16. 16. 10/5<br />21/ 28<br />42/ 42<br />13/ 17<br />2/ 2<br />
  17. 17. Themes<br />329 questions/ issues/ topics were provided<br />25 themes identified<br />5 themes excluded<br />42 questions excluded<br />
  18. 18. Round 2 questionnaire<br />
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  20. 20. Analysis<br />Analysis identified those themes where a consensus on their importance had been reached.<br />Consensus on priority status was deemed to have been achieved when the inter-quartile range was 1 (or lower) and the mean score was 4 or 5<br />Consensus was achieved on four themes: workforce issues, labour second stage, obesity in pregnancy and women’s expectations.<br />
  21. 21. Round 3<br />Round three questionnaire<br />3<br />4<br />
  22. 22. Analysis<br />Two additional themes achieved consensus: breastfeeding and place of birth<br />
  23. 23. Evidence-based methodology<br />Identifying the evidence<br />Selecting the best evidence<br />Evaluating the evidence (critical appraisal)<br />Reporting the findings and quality of supporting evidence<br />Photo: Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden<br />
  24. 24. Research and dissemination<br /> Topics may be considered on three levels: themes, sub-themes and questions.<br />Strong evidence <br /> Dissemination<br />Weak evidence <br /> Research priority<br />
  25. 25. Photo: Alison Felce<br />But does it work here?<br />
  26. 26. What next?<br />Dissemination of existing evidence<br />Dissemination of research findings<br />Project report<br />Further research<br />
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  28. 28. Benefits to the library<br />
  29. 29. Correspondence:<br />Kathleen Irvine, Subject Librarian, Highland Health Sciences Library, Centre for Health Science<br />k.y.irvine@stir.ac.uk<br />

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