Description of the use of integrative mixed method in neonatal nursing

  • Claudia Silveira Viera Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Programa de Pós-Graduação de Biociências e Saúde
  • Bruna Maria Bugs Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Programa de Pós-Graduação de Biociências e Saúde
  • Ariana Rodrigues Silva Carvalho Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Colegiado de Enfermagem
  • Maria Aparecida Munhoz Gaiva Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Faculdade de Enfermagem
  • Beatriz Rosana Gonçalves de Oliveira Toso Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Programa de Pós-Graduação de Biociências e Saúde
Keywords: Neonatal Nursing, Nursing Research, Methodology, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research

Abstract

To describe the application of the integrative mixed method and its steps. Descriptive methodological study. The integrative mixed method approach was exemplified in a study conducted in neonatal nursing on maternal stress throughout the experience of premature newborns’ care. Data on maternal stress level (quantitative approach) and maternal perception of care (qualitative approach) were grouped after analyzes made separately according to the analysis technique of each approach. Subsequently, quantitative and qualitative data were integrated, which originated a new set of data to be interpreted, and consequently enabled a greater understanding of the phenomenon under study and emphasized the importance of the integrative mixed method. The integration of the two approaches, qualitative and quantitative, is a denser theoretical framework with strong scientific evidence for a better understanding of the phenomenon under study than the use of a single approach, since, at the same time, it identifies the frequency of the phenomenon and the reason for its occurrence.

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Published
2019-03-14
How to Cite
Viera, C., Bugs, B. M., Carvalho, A., Gaiva, M. A., & Toso, B. (2019). Description of the use of integrative mixed method in neonatal nursing. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 53, e03408. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1980-220x2017039303408
Section
Theoretical Study