A Survey of NAPNAP Members' Clinical and Professional Research Priorities

Kathleen J. Sawin, Linda C. Lewin, Victoria P. Niederhauser, Margaret A. Brady, Dolores Jones, Arlene Butz, Agatha M. Gallo, Christine A. Schindler, Cynthia A. Trent

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Introduction: The purpose of this methodological article is to describe the development, implementation, and analysis of the survey used to determine NAPNAP members' ranking of research priorities, to describe the top priorities ranked by participants, and to determine if priorities differed by area of practice (primary, acute, or specialty care) or participant age. Method: A cross-sectional descriptive design with an online survey was used. Completed by 324 NAPNAP members, the survey consisted of a demographic section and 90 statements in two domains: Clinical Priorities and Professional Role Priorities. Results: Survey respondents strongly supported the top priorities with an average overall mean score of 4.0 or above on a 5-point Likert scale. Only three of the top 10 clinical and professional priorities differed by area of practice. No clinical priorities and only three professional priorities differed by age. Discussion: The survey results were used to develop the NAPNAP Research Agenda. Both the survey results and the agenda can provide guidance for the NAPNAP Board, committees and interests groups as they develop initiatives and programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Delphi
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Priorities
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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