Understanding the contribution of intellectual disability nurses: Scoping research. Volume 3 of 3 – Compendium of intellectual disability nursing interventions.
AffiliationCity University, London; University of Chester; Edge Hill University; Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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AbstractIntroduction The RCN Foundation commissioned the University of West London and their collaborators to undertake scoping research on understanding the contribution of nurses to improve the health and well-being of children, adults and older people with intellectual disabilities (ID), now and for the future. The overall aim of the research was to identify nursing led and or nursing centred interventions that address the challenging and changing needs of people with ID. This, the ‘Compendium of ID nursing interventions’ provides a catalogue of these interventions. The research project report is in three volumes; Volume 1/3: Scoping literature review report; Volume 2/3: Scoping survey research report; and Volume 3/3: Compendium of intellectual disabilities nursing interventions (this volume). Methods In phase 1 of the project, we undertook a scoping literature review using the Joanna Briggs Institute’s (JBI) scoping review protocols. We used the PRISMA-ScR process and JBI guidance to select the literature for review and to present the literature review report (Trico, et al., 2018; Peters, et al., 2017). A mixed methods approach to the review and synthesis was used due to the heterogeneous nature of the evidence. JBI tools were used to pool findings and rate them for quality. Thematic synthesis was used to generate analytical themes. Empirical (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) studies, synthesised evidence (literature reviews) and opinion papers, (n = 52) were included in the review (see volume 1 of the report). In phase 2 of the project, we undertook an online survey to collect quantitative and qualitative data. There were 230 participants from 7 countries. We used thematic, and content analyses to analyse qualitative data. We undertook descriptive and inferential analyses of quantitative data (see volume 2 of the report) Emerging ID nursing interventions In total we identified 925 interventions. In phase 1 we identified 154 ID nursing interventions, and in phase 2 we identified 878 interventions. The discrepancy in the total numbers is that interventions which appeared in both phases are only recorded once. In phase 2, these interventions were undertaken in a wide range of settings and across the lifespan. We categorised the interventions into five themes; effectuating nursing procedures, enhancing impact of ID services, enhancing impact of mainstream services, enhancing quality of life, and enhancing ID nursing practice. We have merged the interventions we identified in the literature review and from the table below. We have removed duplicates and merged the evidence sources where appropriate.
CitationMafuba, K., Forster, M., Chapman, H., Kiernan, J., Kupara, D., Kudita, C., & Chester, R. (2021). Understanding the contribution of intellectual disability nurses: Scoping research. Volume 3 of 3 – Compendium of intellectual disability nursing interventions. University of West London / Royal College of Nursing Foundation.
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