Factors affecting evidence translation for greneral practice nurses

Mills, Jane, Cant, Robyn, and Field, John (2011) Factors affecting evidence translation for greneral practice nurses. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 17 (5). pp. 455-463.

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Abstract

This paper explores the domains of influence affecting practice nurses' ability to find, evaluate and use clinical evidence. A cross-sectional survey of general practice nurses (n = 590) in Victoria, Australia in 2008 provided data for a principal components analysis. The research replicates a study undertaken in the UK using the Developing Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire. Five domains of influence on nurses' translation of evidence were identified: skills in finding/reviewing evidence; barriers to finding/reviewing evidence; knowledge from published sources; knowledge from other sources; and barriers or facilitators to change. Each domain was interpreted as underlying the relationship of nurses with evidence-based practice and was comparable to the original study's findings when subjected to factor analysis. Findings from this study show that the Developing Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire—Au is a valid and useful instrument in determining the influences on practice nurses' ability to effect knowledge translation and conduct practice based on evidence. Given these findings, a new model is proposed that explains the influence of a number of domains on Australian general practice nurses' translation of knowledge into practice.

Item ID: 19322
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: developing evidence-based practice questionnaire, evidence-based nursing, nursing informatics, practice nurse, primary nursing care
ISSN: 1440-172X
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 01:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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