Tiernon, Paige, Desiree Hensel, & Leah Roy-Ehri (2017, July-August). Using Q methodology in quality improvement projects. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 46(4), 601-608. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.04.133)

Abstract: Q methodology consists of a philosophical framework and procedures to identify subjective viewpoints that may not be well understood, but its use in nursing is still quite limited. We describe how Q methodology can be used in quality improvement projects to better understand local viewpoints that act as facilitators or barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practice. We describe the use of Q methodology to identify nurses’ attitudes about the provision of skin-to-skin care after cesarean birth.

Paige Tiernon <pthur@imail.iu.edu> is in the Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO (USA).