Overcoming methodological barriers to HIV/AIDS nursing research.


While more than 1,600 articles have been published in the nursing literature about HIV infection, only 54 (3%) have been research articles. The sparsity of nursing research related to HIV has partially resulted from methodological problems inherent in the implementation of research protocols with persons infected with HIV. The authors' focus is on methodological and ethical problems related to sampling patterns, informed consent, and protection of human subjects that have hindered the study of HIV infection. The underlying reasons for these problems as well as solutions and approaches to minimize or prevent the problems are presented.

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@article{Gaskins1991OvercomingMB, title={Overcoming methodological barriers to HIV/AIDS nursing research.}, author={Susan W Gaskins and Richard Sowell and Sarah Hall Gueldner}, journal={The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC}, year={1991}, volume={2 4}, pages={33-7} }