Nursing practice, knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers to evidence-based practice at an academic medical center

Author
Brown, Caroline E. · Wickline, Mary A. · Ecoff, Laurie · Glaser, Dale
Published February 2009
Journal Journal of Advanced Nursing
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Abstract

brown c.e., wickline m.a., ecoff l. & glaser d. (2008) Nursing practice, knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers to evidence-based practice at an academic medical center. Journal of Advanced Nursing65(2), 371-381 Abstract Title. 

Nursing practice, knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers to evidence-based practice at an academic medical center. Aim. 

This paper is a report of a study to describe nurses' practices, knowledge, and attitudes related to evidence-based nursing, and the relation of perceived barriers to and facilitators of evidence-based practice. Background. 

Evidence-based practice has been recognized by the healthcare community as the gold standard for the provision of safe and compassionate healthcare. Barriers and facilitators for the adoption of evidence-based practice in nursing have been identified by researchers. Healthcare organizations have been challenged to foster an environment conducive to providing care based on evidence and not steeped in ritualized practice. Methods. 

A descriptive, cross-sectional research study was conducted in 2006-2007 with a convenience sample of 458 nurses at an academic medical center in California (response rate 44·68%). Two reliable and valid questionnaires were electronically formatted and administered using a secured website. Relationships between responses to the two instruments were examined and results compared with previously published data. Results. 

Organizational barriers (lack of time and lack of nursing autonomy) were the top perceived barriers. Facilitators were learning opportunities, culture building, and availability and simplicity of resources. Statistically significant correlations were found between barriers and practice, knowledge and attitudes related to evidence-based practice. Conclusion. 

Similar barriers to the adoption of evidence-based practice have been identified internationally. Educators must work with managers to address organizational barriers and proactively support evidence-based practice.

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Title
Nursing practice, knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers to evidence-based practice at an academic medical center
Author
Brown, Caroline E. · Wickline, Mary A. · Ecoff, Laurie · Glaser, Dale
Year
2009
Journal
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Document Type
Research article
Language*
eng
Subjects
Attitudes · Barriers · Evidence-based Practice · Knowledge · Magnet Hospitals · Nursing Practice · Research Utilization

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