Patient and nurse preferences for nurse handover-using preferences to inform policy: a discrete choice experiment protocol

Spinks, Jean, Chaboyer, Wendy, Bucknall, Tracey, Tobiano, Georgia and Whitty, Jennifer A. (2015) Patient and nurse preferences for nurse handover-using preferences to inform policy: a discrete choice experiment protocol. BMJ Open, 5 11: e008941.1-e008941.8. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008941


Author Spinks, Jean
Chaboyer, Wendy
Bucknall, Tracey
Tobiano, Georgia
Whitty, Jennifer A.
Title Patient and nurse preferences for nurse handover-using preferences to inform policy: a discrete choice experiment protocol
Journal name BMJ Open   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2044-6055
Publication date 2015-11-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008941
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 11
Start page e008941.1
End page e008941.8
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Formatted abstract
Introduction: Nursing bedside handover in hospital has been identified as an opportunity to involve patients and promote patient-centred care. It is important to consider the preferences of both patients and nurses when implementing bedside handover to maximise the successful uptake of this policy. We outline a study which aims to (1) identify, compare and contrast the preferences for various aspects of handover common to nurses and patients while accounting for other factors, such as the time constraints of nurses that may influence these preferences.; (2) identify opportunities for nurses to better involve patients in bedside handover and (3) identify patient and nurse preferences that may challenge the full implementation of bedside handover in the acute medical setting.

Methods and analysis: We outline the protocol for a discrete choice experiment (DCE) which uses a survey design common to both patients and nurses. We describe the qualitative and pilot work undertaken to design the DCE. We use a D-efficient design which is informed by prior coefficients collected during the pilot phase. We also discuss the face-to-face administration of this survey in a population of acutely unwell, hospitalised patients and describe how data collection challenges have been informed by our pilot phase. Mixed multinomial logit regression analysis will be used to estimate the final results.

Ethics and dissemination: This study has been approved by a university ethics committee as well as two participating hospital ethics committees. Results will be used within a knowledge translation framework to inform any strategies that can be used by nursing staff to improve the uptake of bedside handover. Results will also be disseminated via peer-reviewed journal articles and will be presented at national and international conferences.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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