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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Bioethical Principles Adhered in Conduction of Research as Reported in Research Studies Published in Selected Nursing Journals

Sudha Radhakrishnan, Prema Janardan

Keywords : Autonomy, Beneficence, Bioethics, Informed consent, Institutional Review Board, Justice

Citation Information : Radhakrishnan S, Janardan P. Bioethical Principles Adhered in Conduction of Research as Reported in Research Studies Published in Selected Nursing Journals. 2020; 11 (1):12-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10086-0007

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Abstract

Nursing research involves human participants which raises unique and complex ethical issues. Research mandates certain ethical principles to be followed in the conduction of research while human participants are involved. This systematic review was conducted with the aim to explore the bioethical principles adhered in conduction of research as reported in research studies published in selected nursing journals. A total of 109 research articles published in 30 national and international journals published in the year 2018 were reviewed for the report of the bioethical considerations adhered. The articles were reviewed using a checklist. The findings of the study showed that out of 109 articles, 103 articles were about empirical research and six articles were systematic review. Sixty-one (56%) articles were from national journals and 48 (44%) articles were from international journals. Sixty-one (56%) articles were from biannual journals and 27 (24.8%) articles were from quarterly journals. All journals selected were peer reviewed, indexed, published both as print and online, and had an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). Forty eight (44%) articles selected were from the journals having an impact factor. Informed consent was reported in 28 (25.7%) articles and written consent was reported in 15 (13.8%) articles. Assent was reported in 3 (2.8%) articles. Institutional review board (IRB) permission was reported in 35 (32.1%) articles and ethical committee approval was reported in 12 (11%) articles. Setting permission was reported in 32 (29.4%) articles. There was a statistically significant association found between the origin (national vs international) of the journal and the report of bioethical principles at 0.05 level of significance. There was a statistically significant association found between the journal with impact factor and the report of bioethical principles at 0.05 level of significance.


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