Research Group in Nursing Care


Epidemiology and Public Health Programme

Group Leader

Silvia Esteban Sepúlveda

The Research Group in Nursing Care arises from the need to formally integrate the Parc de Salut Mar nursing into the research field, encompassing all the parts of which it is comprised (Hospital del Mar, Hospital de l’Esperança, Centre Peracamps, Centre Fòrum, Centre Emili Mira and Escola Superior d’Infermeria del Mar).

The Group’s objective is to generate scientific nursing knowledge and to apply it to evidence-based assistance, with the ultimate aim of improving health, both in terms of care given to the patient and to the community.

It is worth noting that several members of the group have participated or are actively involved in various national and international research projects.

The main lines of research will focus on training patients to manage their own health and the training of nurses who care for patients.

 Research group


Laia Lacueva Pérez (Researcher)

Elisabeth Lafuente Cabrero (Researcher)

María Isabel Márquez Romero (Researcher)

Guillermo Pedreira Robles (Researcher)

Maria Isabel Flores Muxi (Technician)

Judit Llopis Serra (Technician)

Núria Orfila Tena (Technician)

Rosa Villanueva Boloix (Technician)


Main PublicationsOngoing Research Projects 


Main Publications

• Roviralta M, Moreno-Poyato AR, Rodríguez-Nogueira Ó, Duran X, Roldán-Merino JF, MiRTCIME.CAT Working Group. Relationship between the nursing practice environment and the therapeutic relationship in acute mental health units: A cross-sectional study. Int J Ment Health Nurs 2019; 28(6): 1338-1346. IF 2.433. D1.

• Esteban S, Moreno-Casbas MT, Fuentelsaz-Gallego C, Ruzafa-Martínez M. The nurse work environment in Spanish nurses following an economic recession: from 2009 to 2014. J Nurs Manag 2019; 27(6): 1294-1303. IF 2.386. D1.

• Moreno-Poyato AR, Delgado-Hito P, Leyva-Moral JM, Casanova-Garrigós G, Montesó-Curto P. Implementing Evidence-Based Practices on the Therapeutic Relationship in Inpatient Psychiatric Care: a Participatory Action Research. J Clin Nurs 2019; 28(9-10): 1614-1622. IF 1.757. Q1.

• Pedreira-Robles G, Aguayo-González MP. From physical to emotional pain in chronic kidney disease: Nurses' perceptions. J Ren Care 2019; 45(4): 212-222. IF 1.216. Q3.

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Ongoing Research Projects

• Impacte de la implantació de Guías de Buena Práctica en les creències-actituds i conducta davant la pràctica basada en l'evidència i en la percepció de l'entorn laboral de les infermeres

- Financing institution: Col·legi Oficial d’Infermeria de Barcelona (PR-259/2018)

- Period: from 2019 to 2021

- Principal investigator: Esteban Sepúlveda, Silvia

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