Abstract writing in nursing research

H. M. Shek, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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An abstract is a comprehensive description of a research study. Since an abstract has a maximum word limit, it can be difficult for authors to outline the most significant aspects of the work. Therefore, despite clinical research technique, abstract writing skills are also important for the nurse researcher. The content and presentation of a research abstract can greatly influence the acceptance of a research article for publication. However, there are only a few nursing research articles focusing on abstract writing and none in Hong Kong. It seems that nurses in Hong Kong can be more active in clinical research when compared to the Western countries. The purpose of writing this chapter is to attract the interest of nurses, particularly nurses in Hong Kong, in abstract writing and consequently stimulates their motivation in performing clinical research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Research Issues in Nursing
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781616689377
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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