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Implementing evidence-based practice in Taiwanese nursing homes attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators

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Abstract


  • To date, there is a paucity of research investigating nurses' perceptions of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing homes, especially in non-Western countries. This descriptive, quantitative study investigated attitudes toward and perceived barriers and facilitators to research utilization among 89 Taiwanese RNs. The majority of nurses expressed positive attitudes toward research and EBP. The most frequently cited barriers were related to insufficient authority to change practice, difficulty understanding statistical analyses, and a perceived isolation from knowledgeable colleagues with whom to discuss the research. EBP facilitators included improved access to computers and Internet facilities in the workplace, more effective research training, and collaboration with academic nurses. These findings are similar to those from research conducted in Western countries and indicate that further education and training in research for nurses working in nursing homes would be beneficial.

Authors


  •   Chang, H.C.
  •   Russell, Cherry (external author)
  •   Jones, Mairwen (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Chang, H., Russell, C. & Jones, M. (2010). Implementing evidence-based practice in Taiwanese nursing homes attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36 (1), 41-48.

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  • 2-s2.0-77955866823

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4726&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3703

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 41

End Page


  • 48

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • To date, there is a paucity of research investigating nurses' perceptions of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing homes, especially in non-Western countries. This descriptive, quantitative study investigated attitudes toward and perceived barriers and facilitators to research utilization among 89 Taiwanese RNs. The majority of nurses expressed positive attitudes toward research and EBP. The most frequently cited barriers were related to insufficient authority to change practice, difficulty understanding statistical analyses, and a perceived isolation from knowledgeable colleagues with whom to discuss the research. EBP facilitators included improved access to computers and Internet facilities in the workplace, more effective research training, and collaboration with academic nurses. These findings are similar to those from research conducted in Western countries and indicate that further education and training in research for nurses working in nursing homes would be beneficial.

Authors


  •   Chang, H.C.
  •   Russell, Cherry (external author)
  •   Jones, Mairwen (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Chang, H., Russell, C. & Jones, M. (2010). Implementing evidence-based practice in Taiwanese nursing homes attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36 (1), 41-48.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77955866823

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4726&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3703

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 41

End Page


  • 48

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States