Examining the knowledge, attitude and use of research by nurses

Bonner, Ann, and Sando, Jennifer (2008) Examining the knowledge, attitude and use of research by nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 16 (3). pp. 334-343.

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Aim: This study sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes and use of research by nurses.

Background: There is little evidence about whether nurses are aware of using research and how much research they use in their clinical practice.

Method: Using a descriptive design, 347 registered and Enrolled Nurses completed the Edmonton Research Orientation Survey.

Results: Senior Nurse Managers were more likely to have a positive attitude towards research, and completion of university subjects on nursing research was significant in determining attitude and knowledge of research. All nurses, regardless of position identified barriers to performing research.

Conclusion: Nurses require specific research education, clinical nursing leadership and work environments conducive to ensure practice is evidenced-based.

Implications for nursing management: A positive attitude towards research by Senior Nurse Managers has the potential to influence other nurses in establishing an active nursing research culture and promote evidence-based practice in the workplace.

Item ID: 6640
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2834
Keywords: Australia; barriers; research; utilisation
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 05:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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