An International Survey of Government Chief Nursing Officers' Perceptions of Barriers to Using Research on Nurse Staffing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149968
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Presentation
Title:
An International Survey of Government Chief Nursing Officers' Perceptions of Barriers to Using Research on Nurse Staffing
Abstract:
An International Survey of Government Chief Nursing Officers' Perceptions of Barriers to Using Research on Nurse Staffing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Baernholdt, Marianne, MSN, MPH, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pennsylvania
The increase in global health care problems has emphasized the need for health policy planners, including government chief nursing officers (CNOs) to use best available evidence when planning and advising on how to deliver quality health care. CNOs are nurses in high ranking government positions. Current problems include a global nursing shortage causing low nurse staffing. Studies have found that low nurse staffing is associated with poor patient and nurse outcomes. Research utilization remains slow, despite the increase in dissemination of research findings through many private and governmental organizations and more options and technology to share research evidence globally. In this study, an electronic information message dealing with the impact of nurse staffing on patient and nurse outcomes was presented to CNOs from 110 countries. The CNOs' perceptions of local barriers to utilizing these research findings were then assessed in an electronic survey. The study was guided by the five stage model of diffusion of innovations. The study examined the four factors that influence the first two stages: Knowledge/Awareness and Persuasion. The four factors, characteristics of the adopter, organization, innovation, and communication were measured using an adapted version of the BARRIERS scale. Barriers to utilization of research on nurse staffing were found in all four characteristics. The top barrier was lack of reports/studies in one place. Other barriers were lack of cooperation within the organization and lack of awareness of the research findings. The identified barriers can be used by CNOs and other health policy advisors in subsequent planning for and implementation of adequate nurse staffing. Future research could include research findings about other topics presented in an information message and an examination of barriers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn International Survey of Government Chief Nursing Officers' Perceptions of Barriers to Using Research on Nurse Staffingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149968-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An International Survey of Government Chief Nursing Officers' Perceptions of Barriers to Using Research on Nurse Staffing</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Baernholdt, Marianne, MSN, MPH, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mbaernh3@nursing.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The increase in global health care problems has emphasized the need for health policy planners, including government chief nursing officers (CNOs) to use best available evidence when planning and advising on how to deliver quality health care. CNOs are nurses in high ranking government positions. Current problems include a global nursing shortage causing low nurse staffing. Studies have found that low nurse staffing is associated with poor patient and nurse outcomes. Research utilization remains slow, despite the increase in dissemination of research findings through many private and governmental organizations and more options and technology to share research evidence globally. In this study, an electronic information message dealing with the impact of nurse staffing on patient and nurse outcomes was presented to CNOs from 110 countries. The CNOs' perceptions of local barriers to utilizing these research findings were then assessed in an electronic survey. The study was guided by the five stage model of diffusion of innovations. The study examined the four factors that influence the first two stages: Knowledge/Awareness and Persuasion. The four factors, characteristics of the adopter, organization, innovation, and communication were measured using an adapted version of the BARRIERS scale. Barriers to utilization of research on nurse staffing were found in all four characteristics. The top barrier was lack of reports/studies in one place. Other barriers were lack of cooperation within the organization and lack of awareness of the research findings. The identified barriers can be used by CNOs and other health policy advisors in subsequent planning for and implementation of adequate nurse staffing. Future research could include research findings about other topics presented in an information message and an examination of barriers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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