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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149169
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Korean Nurses’ Perception of Barriers to Research Utilization
Abstract:
Korean Nurses’ Perception of Barriers to Research Utilization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Lee, Eun-Hyun, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Ajou University
Title:Instructor
Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to investigate Korean nurses’ perception of barriers to research utilization. Design: A descriptive design was used. Sample: A convenience sampling was used. A total of 274 registered nurses was participated in this study. Setting: Participants were recruited from a large, urban and academic medical center in South Korea. Variable: Barriers, Research Utilization. Measure: A questionnaire packet containing the Barriers Scale (Funk, Champagne, Weise, & Tornquist, 1991) and a demographic profile was distributed to nurses and they were asked to return the packet to a return-box in the Nursing Office after completion. The Barriers Scale established reliability and validity. Originally, the scale consists of a total of 28 items grouped four factors: nurse (nurse’s research values, skills, and awareness), organization (setting barriers and limitations), research (qualities of the research), and communication (presentation and accessibility of the research). In this study the scale was translated into Korean using a back-translation technique. The Korean version has one additional item dealing with the English language as a possible barrier to Korean nurses and consequently the Korean version of the Barriers Scale consist of 29 items. Findings: The highest mean score among the four factors of the Barriers Scale was the communication factor, then followed by the organization, research, and nurse factors. The top barrier among the 29 items was ‘insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas’. Next was ‘implications for practice are not made clear’. The item of the English language in research articles was considered to be the sixth barrier. As ancillary analyses, the relation of the general characteristics (demographic and research related characteristics) to the four factors of the Barriers Scale was undertaken. Nurses who had taken a research class revealed statistically significant low scores in communication and research factors compared with those who had not taken. Conclusions: In this study Korean nurses perceived communication and research factors as relatively higher barriers to research utilization compared with the findings of the studies constructed in other countries, such as USA, Sweden, and Northern Ireland, using the same Barriers Scale. To nurses whose first language were Korean, articles written by English functioned as a considerable barrier to research utilization. Korean nurses who had ever been taken a research class perceived lower level of barriers to research utilization. Implications: A responsible person in a hospital has to consider of making an environment in which nurses can easily access to articles whenever they want. Investigators have to write study findings in easy and clear ways for nurses to understand the study. Korean nursing schools have to include a research method course in their curriculum as a requirement course and reinforce an English course in the liberal arts.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKorean Nurses’ Perception of Barriers to Research Utilizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149169-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Korean Nurses&rsquo; Perception of Barriers to Research Utilization</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Eun-Hyun, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ajou University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ehlee@madan.ajou.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to investigate Korean nurses&rsquo; perception of barriers to research utilization. Design: A descriptive design was used. Sample: A convenience sampling was used. A total of 274 registered nurses was participated in this study. Setting: Participants were recruited from a large, urban and academic medical center in South Korea. Variable: Barriers, Research Utilization. Measure: A questionnaire packet containing the Barriers Scale (Funk, Champagne, Weise, &amp; Tornquist, 1991) and a demographic profile was distributed to nurses and they were asked to return the packet to a return-box in the Nursing Office after completion. The Barriers Scale established reliability and validity. Originally, the scale consists of a total of 28 items grouped four factors: nurse (nurse&rsquo;s research values, skills, and awareness), organization (setting barriers and limitations), research (qualities of the research), and communication (presentation and accessibility of the research). In this study the scale was translated into Korean using a back-translation technique. The Korean version has one additional item dealing with the English language as a possible barrier to Korean nurses and consequently the Korean version of the Barriers Scale consist of 29 items. Findings: The highest mean score among the four factors of the Barriers Scale was the communication factor, then followed by the organization, research, and nurse factors. The top barrier among the 29 items was &lsquo;insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas&rsquo;. Next was &lsquo;implications for practice are not made clear&rsquo;. The item of the English language in research articles was considered to be the sixth barrier. As ancillary analyses, the relation of the general characteristics (demographic and research related characteristics) to the four factors of the Barriers Scale was undertaken. Nurses who had taken a research class revealed statistically significant low scores in communication and research factors compared with those who had not taken. Conclusions: In this study Korean nurses perceived communication and research factors as relatively higher barriers to research utilization compared with the findings of the studies constructed in other countries, such as USA, Sweden, and Northern Ireland, using the same Barriers Scale. To nurses whose first language were Korean, articles written by English functioned as a considerable barrier to research utilization. Korean nurses who had ever been taken a research class perceived lower level of barriers to research utilization. Implications: A responsible person in a hospital has to consider of making an environment in which nurses can easily access to articles whenever they want. Investigators have to write study findings in easy and clear ways for nurses to understand the study. Korean nursing schools have to include a research method course in their curriculum as a requirement course and reinforce an English course in the liberal arts.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:57:22Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:57:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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