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NINR Booklets

NINR has released two booklets, one that illustrates key research supported by the Institute, and another that sheds light on a very important health care issue for women.

"Changing Practice, Changing Lives: 10 Landmark Nursing Research Studies," (1,382 KB, PDF) shows how nursing research has gained a significant place in our Nation's science and health care enterprise through 10 critical studies that the Institute has supported. Research topics include: how to improve transitional care from hospital to home settings; how to help teens manage diabetes; an intervention to reduce high blood pressure among inner-city black males; and gender-based differences in pain response. 

"Subtle and Dangerous: Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women," (520 KB, PDF) explores the investigations of NINR-supported scientists into gender-related factors associated with heart disease risk assessment, heart attack symptoms, management, and recovery, and the affects of related cardiovascular conditions. The results of this research have shed new light on differences in how men and women experience and respond to heart and other cardiovascular diseases.

Both booklets are available via PDF at the right of this screen, simply by clicking on the booklet cover, or by clicking the links above. Please note: Acrobat Reader is required to view these booklets online. You can get the free download of Acrobat by clicking here. (Please note, clicking this link takes you away from the NINR web site, to a non-Federal government created and managed site.)

The FOCUS series

These one-sheet (front and back) information sheets provide current research findings sorted by topics:

NINR Overview
Focus on NINR and the NIH Roadmap
Focus on Research Training for Nursing Students and Faculty
Aging and Long Term Care 
Biobehavioral Science and HIV/AIDS
End of Life

Hispanic Health
La Salud de los Hispanos
NINR Centers Program
Women's Health 

NIH Fact Sheets


These Fact Sheets contain information about research areas closely related to the NINR misison, and are designed to help the public learn about how NIH is making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.


Fact Sheet: End-of-life

Fact Sheet: Self-management

Fact Sheet: Pain Management 
Fact Sheet: Specialized Community Interventions

The complete list of NIH Fact Sheets, covering a wide range of health topics and information on NIH programs, is available at:

Making a Difference

The research stories in the Making a Difference series give a few examples of projects by NINR-supported scientists that demonstrate how nursing research is working to improve the health of the nation’s populace and better the care of the sick and injured in many areas of concern across the lifespan.

Making a Difference: Part One - Created in 1998, this includes vignettes of the evolution of 12 studies.

Making a Difference: Part Two
- Completed in 2003 with 16 vignettes of programs of research which have made a difference in practice.

NINR Research Summaries, Current and Archived

**These are provided courtesy of Medscape-Nursing - a one time free registration is required. For Current Summaries, look for "Monthly Summaries of Nursing Research".

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Page last updated Jul 23, 2008
Ten Landmark Studies 
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Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women
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