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.
|Title of host publication||Clinical Research Issues in Nursing|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2010|
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