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Diaries as a method of data collection in research

01 September 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Feature

Diary records in healthcare research are becoming more common. This article describes the use of a diary as a method in which mothers’ experiences of caring for...

Diaries as a method of data collection in research

01 September 2010

Paediatric Nursing

General

Diary records in healthcare research are becoming more common. This article describes the use of a diary as a method in which mothers’ experiences of caring for...

Living with schizophrenia and atypical medication

10 February 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Background There is no available evidence providing detailed and valid accounts of how people with schizophrenia construct meaning in their lives. Aim To explore the...

Implications for research and practice of the biographic approach for storytelling

23 January 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Intensive care unit survivors face many physical and psychological difficulties during their recovery following discharge from hospital. These...

Using diaries to collect data in phenomenological research

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Collecting data in phenomenological research can be difficult and an often under-explored area of data collection is the use of diaries. Aim To enable the...

Use of patient diaries in critical care

16 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The use of patient diaries in critical care in the UK is increasing, but there is little evidence-based research available to support this. The National Institute...

Using unstructured diaries for primary data collection

15 May 2015

Nurse Researcher

Grounded theory

Aim To give a reflective account of using unstructured handwritten diaries as a method of collecting qualitative data. Background Diaries are primarily used in...

Researcher perspectives from a study of women’s experiences of breastfeeding

22 January 2016

Nurse Researcher

Qualitative data collection

Background Diaries are growing in popularity in healthcare, and are useful for obtaining a more profound understanding of participants’ experiences. However, they...

Dear health diary…

04 June 2008

Nursing Standard

General article

Many women, from teenagers to those approaching the menopause, experience problems related to their menstrual cycle. A health diary can identify trends and patterns.