Designing intervention protocols for nursing clinical trials

S.L. Wang, Kam Yuet Wong, K.Y.S. Chow

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic research


Intervention design is a key link in an experimental research and may directly affect the quality and outcomes of care and research. Effective nursing interventions are developed through a systematic and rigorous process. With authors own experience in designing nursing interventions, this article recommends three main steps for developing intervention protocols in nursing clinical trials. They are: 1 to establish a conceptual framework for interventions with the regard to the indentified research problem; 2 to develop evidence-based intervention protocols along with careful consideration of the intervention target, delivery methods, intervention property, intervention dose(including components, amount, frequency and duration of nursing care), interventionists and intervention management; 3 to validate and take pilot test of the protocols before their actual usage in the main study.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)1109-1112
Number of pages4
Journal中国护理管理 (Chinese Nursing Management)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Nursing research
  • Intervention design

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