Adriana Henriques

Lisbon School of Nursing

Maria Adriana Pereira Henriques is coordinator professor of nursing at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Nursing School of Lisbon) Portugal. She is President of the Technical-Scientific Council, since 2014 and member of the General Council of the ESEL. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1981, a specialization in nursing   in 1992, a master’s degree in epidemiology in 1995 from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas   and   Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and PhD degrees in Nursing from the University of Lisboa in 2011.  Her main topics of research are older people with chronic conditions, including nursing diabetes consultations or at home with emphasis on developing and evaluate complex interventions in nursing. In last years, she participated in projects ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing Care (stakeholder elements), a member of the project VaSelfCare, Portugal 2020, 02/SAICT/2016 and focal point and member of project Nurse-Lead Nursing Leadership Educational Program for Doctoral Nursing Students and Postdoctoral Nurses. She supervised PhD thesis and master dissertations in these topics and she is member of committees for public discussions of doctoral thesis and master dissertations. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has made presentations in scientific meetings national/international. She is a nursing researcher in The Instituto de Saúde Ambiental (ISAMB) of Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon since 2015, and UIDE/ESEL.  She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing of the University of Lisbon since 2011, a scholar member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) since 2012, and a member of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, Portugal – A3ES, 2016.

Using qualitative research methods to develop and evaluate complex interventions in nursing
Nursing as a complex intervention is the first consideration in European Academy of Nursing Sciences and mixed research methods will become the norm in research into nursing.  The Medical Research Council (MRC) described complex interventions as interventions that contain several interacting. The interventions are complex because there are many potential sources of complexity in the relationship between an intervention and its effects. In the complex interventions are needed measure or explanation the effects of the interventions. Quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods can measure or inform the understanding of a problem, the development of an intervention, and the understanding of how an intervention is delivered by care providers and received by people.  The MRC Framework approach may facilitate researchers when developing a complex intervention in different domains of nursing research. In all phases of developing and evaluating complex interventions are need to use different types of research methods.  This conference introduces the process of developing and evaluating complex interventions in nursing, illustrate this with different examples, and shows contribute of qualitative research in this process.