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Intervention research focus of new book co-authored by Dianne Morrison-Beedy

The nuances for conducting intervention research are laid out in a new book co-authored by Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the USF College of Medicine.

Called Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding, the book is co-authored with Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing at the Ohio State University.

Copies of the book are available at the Shimberg Health Sciences Library for a 30-day checkout, as well as for sale through and the USF Health Bookstore.

About the USF Health Author
Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, is dean of the College of Nursing and Senior Associate Vice President USF Health at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her body of research has focused on HIV/AIDS risk reduction, especially for vulnerable adolescent girls. In 2004, she launched a small-group HIV intervention program for girls ages 15 to 19 – after observing a lack of services specifically for that population. The community-based randomized controlled trial worked with over 1000 adolescent girls to reduce teens’ HIV/AIDS risk and improve their knowledge, motivation and behavior skills. Dr. Morrison-Beedy is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and of the National Academies of Practice. She is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a registered nurse and has authored numerous peer reviewed publications and abstracts on HIV/AIDS prevention in adolescent girls and intervention research.

About the Book
This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines involved in intervention research. It provides all the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies. Contributors address the design of interventions that are ethically considerate and sensitive to culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, minimizing threats to validity, measurement, and budgeting and explores such implementation issues as subject recruitment and retention, data management, and specialized settings, cost analysis, and explaining intervention effects. A unique addition to the book is the availability of digital examples of progress reports, final reports, and research grant applications that have received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other relevant organizations.

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