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A peer learning intervention targeting newly graduated nurses: A feasibility study with a descriptive design based on the Medical Research Council framework
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden; Nursing Department, Medicine and Health College, Lishui University, Zhejiang Sheng, China.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9912-5350
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Thoracic Surgery. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 74, no 5, p. 1127-1138Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims: The aim of this study was to describe the feasibility of a peer learning intervention targeting newly graduated nurses. Feasibility was tested concerning consistency of the theoretical description of peer learning with empirical findings in a new context, compliance and acceptability, as well as usability of a questionnaire measuring the intended future outcome variables.

Background: Newly graduated nurses who meet, socialize and share experiences have described supporting each other's ability to cope with stress. Peer learning involves individuals in a similar situation learning from and with each other through interaction. When implementing new interventions, feasibility studies are used to minimize problems in future evaluation studies.

Design: Quasi‐experimental design with an intervention group, followed over time using descriptive methods. The study was based on the Medical Research Council framework.

Methods: Repeated semi‐structured interviews, a checklist for fidelity and a questionnaire were conducted with 10 newly graduated nurses from January to March 2015. The intervention's main component included pairs of newly graduated nurses working the same shift and having joint responsibility for a group of patients for a period of 3 weeks. The intervention also included 3 months of regular reflection by the pair.

Findings: Using deductive analysis, the peer learning intervention was found to be consistent with the theoretical description. Due to the compliance and acceptability, there were lessons learnt. The tested questionnaire was found to be useful.

Conclusions: This peer learning intervention seems to be feasible in this context. This study will serve as the basis for a future full‐scale evaluation study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. Vol. 74, no 5, p. 1127-1138
Keywords [en]
acceptability, compliance, feasibility, intervention, newly graduated nurses, peer learning, process evaluation
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-342752DOI: 10.1111/jan.13513ISI: 000430121900015PubMedID: 29193242OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-342752DiVA, id: diva2:1185060
Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved

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