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From substantive theory towards a family nursing scale

01 April 2009

Nurse Researcher


This paper describes the process of developing and testing a family nursing scale called Family Care during Child’s Illness (FCCI). The scale is based on Maijala’s...

Methodological tools for the collection and analysis of participant observation data using grounded theory

26 November 2014

Nurse Researcher

Methodological decision making

Aim To give clarity to the analysis of participant observation in nursing when implementing the grounded theory method. Background Participant observation (PO) is a...

Exploring how to increase response rates to surveys of older people

18 May 2016

Nurse Researcher

Vulnerable populations

Aim To address the special considerations that need to be taken into account when collecting data from older people in healthcare research. Background An objective...

The use of grounded theory to study interaction

01 January 2004

Nurse Researcher


In this paper Hanna Maijala, Eija Paavilainen and Päivi Åstedt-Kurki examine the use of grounded theory from the perspective of data analysis. The paper reports on...

Challenges in combining different data sets during analysis when using grounded theory

30 May 2014

Nurse Researcher

Grounded theory

Aim To describe the challenges in combining two data sets during grounded theory analysis. Background The use of grounded theory in nursing research is common. It is...

Bracketing as a skill in conducting unstructured qualitative interviews

18 March 2015

Nurse Researcher

Interviewing in qualitative research

Aim To provide an overview of bracketing as a skill in unstructured qualitative research interviews. Background Researchers affect the qualitative research process....

Public health nurses in Finland help to prevent postnatal depression

01 February 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Aim The aim of the study was to investigate public health nurses’ interaction with families in the child health clinic setting where the mother is at risk of...

Using grounded theory to create a substantive theory of promoting schoolchildren’s mental health

09 January 2013

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Aim To discuss the creation of a substantive theory using grounded theory. This article provides an example of generating theory from a study of mental health...