J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2016 Mar;25(1):21-27. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.1.21.

An Analysis of Research Studies Published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (JKPMHN) based on Knowledge Development Classifications of Nursing: Publication Articles from 2010 to 2014

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Songgok Collage, Chuncheon, Korea. rnbuddy@songgok.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The aim of this study was to analyze knowledge development as presented in articles that were published from 2010 to 2014 in the Journal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (JKPMHN) and to identify the nature of research trends.
METHODS
Descriptive statistics based on knowledge development classifications were used to analyze 189 articles.
RESULTS
Prominent research trends in JKPMHN were empirical knowledge in the pattern of knowing in nursing, situation-relating theory on levels of theories in nursing, inferential focus on cognitive needs for nursing epistemology, and client domain for nursing.
CONCLUSION
The major research trends in JKPMHN were empirical and inferential knowledge. Nursing research that balances knowledge development and domains are needed.

Keyword

Knowledge; Nursing research; Analysis; Psychiatric nursing
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