Illustrative methodological approaches using pilot and feasibility examples to maximize collective lessons learned in self-management science. A National Institute of Nursing Research P30 grant center, awarded grants to 8 pilot investigators to pilot self-management interventions. A wide variety of chronic conditions were addressed, including heart failure, chronic kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and HIV. The investigators provided their experiences of study implementation. Common themes across the studies were identified.
Publication & Authors
Valerie Danesh, Julie A. Zuniga, Gayle M. Timmerman, Kavita Radhakrishnan, Heather E. Cuevas, Cara C. Young, Ashley M. Henneghan, Janet Morrison, Miyong T. Kim (2020). Lessons learned from eight teams: The value of pilot and feasibility studies in self-management science, Applied Nursing Research.
- Leverage resources through asynchronous or tele-conference to meet the needs of all participants
- Embed patient-centered feasibility within implementation testing in order to address competing priorities
- Develop a flexible recruitment plan to allow for adjustments when unexpected barriers arise
- Create study-specific data collection procedures to decrease participant burden