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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154222
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-based practice in surgery; reality or utopia?
Abstract:
Evidence-based practice in surgery; reality or utopia?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Knops, Anouk M., MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Academic Medical Center to the University of Amsterdam
Title:PhD Student
Co-Authors:Hester Vermeulen, PhD and Dirk T. Ubbink, MD, PhD
[Evidence-based Presentation] Aim: to perform a transdisciplinary measurement of, firstly, the present attitudes, awareness, knowledge and use of evidence-based practice (EBP), and secondly, the barriers and facilitators in order to tailor our efforts to further implement and improve EBP among professionals of a surgical department in a tertiary teaching hospital. Method: a questionnaire was composed consisting of the BARRIERS Scale and the McColl et al. questionnaire. All nurses (without formal EBP training in their curriculum) and doctors (after up to 7 years of postgraduate EBP training) of the surgical department were asked to contribute. Results: The questionnaire was completed by 60% of the nurses and 67% of the doctors. Attitudes of both disciplines towards EBP were positive, although staff nursesÆ attitudes were more positive than other qualified nurses (p=0.012). EBP terminology and sources were rather unknown to nurses, who also tended to give socially desirable answers. This was in contrast with the results among doctors; knowledge of 6 out of 8 EBP terms appeared present. Barriers to using research in practice for nurses were; 'unawareness of EBP' (67%) and 'unclearly reported research' (59%) and for doctors; 'conflicting results' (79%) and 'methodological inadequacies' (73%) of research reports. Constant involvement was the most cited condition to facilitate the use of research according to nurses as well as doctors. Conclusion: EBP is increasingly welcomed by nurses and doctors. However, implementation still needs further improvement. For this purpose, nurses should be taught basic skills of EBP in terms of a more critical attitude during and regarding daily practice, as appeared effective in doctors. Moreover, in both disciplines a better communication about the existence of surgical evidence as well as a pursuit to obtain consensus as to the best available evidence may improve research utilisation. This has to be guided by an encouraging and stimulating organisational environment.
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.titleEvidence-based practice in surgery; reality or utopia?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154222-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evidence-based practice in surgery; reality or utopia?</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Knops, Anouk M., MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Academic Medical Center to the University of Amsterdam</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">a.m.knops@amc.nl</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hester Vermeulen, PhD and Dirk T. Ubbink, MD, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Aim: to perform a transdisciplinary measurement of, firstly, the present attitudes, awareness, knowledge and use of evidence-based practice (EBP), and secondly, the barriers and facilitators in order to tailor our efforts to further implement and improve EBP among professionals of a surgical department in a tertiary teaching hospital. Method: a questionnaire was composed consisting of the BARRIERS Scale and the McColl et al. questionnaire. All nurses (without formal EBP training in their curriculum) and doctors (after up to 7 years of postgraduate EBP training) of the surgical department were asked to contribute. Results: The questionnaire was completed by 60% of the nurses and 67% of the doctors. Attitudes of both disciplines towards EBP were positive, although staff nurses&AElig; attitudes were more positive than other qualified nurses (p=0.012). EBP terminology and sources were rather unknown to nurses, who also tended to give socially desirable answers. This was in contrast with the results among doctors; knowledge of 6 out of 8 EBP terms appeared present. Barriers to using research in practice for nurses were; 'unawareness of EBP' (67%) and 'unclearly reported research' (59%) and for doctors; 'conflicting results' (79%) and 'methodological inadequacies' (73%) of research reports. Constant involvement was the most cited condition to facilitate the use of research according to nurses as well as doctors. Conclusion: EBP is increasingly welcomed by nurses and doctors. However, implementation still needs further improvement. For this purpose, nurses should be taught basic skills of EBP in terms of a more critical attitude during and regarding daily practice, as appeared effective in doctors. Moreover, in both disciplines a better communication about the existence of surgical evidence as well as a pursuit to obtain consensus as to the best available evidence may improve research utilisation. This has to be guided by an encouraging and stimulating organisational environment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:50:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:50:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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