Identification of Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Research in Nursing Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154612
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identification of Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Research in Nursing Practice
Abstract:
Identification of Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Research in Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Micevski, Vaska, RN, MScN, ACNP, CCN(C)
P.I. Institution Name:University Health Network
Title:Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Program
Co-Authors:Sonia Sarkissian, RN, MScN, ACNP; Julie Byrne, RN, BSN, MN
Background: Despite a growing body of literature, utilization of nursing research remains relatively low even within academic health care institutions. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the facilitators and barriers to conducting and utilizing nursing research at a teaching hospital. Design: This study was a prospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study. Population, Sample, Setting: The subjects were 181 nurses employed at a tertiary care hospital in Southern Ontario, Canada. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire identifying demographics, and perceptions of barriers and facilitators to utilizing nursing research in practice was sent to 640 nurses. Results were entered into a SPSS database and descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Ethical considerations included approval from the Institutional Ethics Review Board. Findings: Twenty-eight percent of the invited participants responded to the questionnaire. The subjects identified four particular barriers that effected their utilization of research in practice to a great extent: awareness of the research (33%), lack of time to read the research (39%), felt the nurse does not have the authority to change practice procedures (41%), and insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas (49%). Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that a strategic approach to enhancing utilization of nursing research in practice is essential. Organized activities enhance nurses’ awareness of research in their field and developing processes for nurses to participate in practice change, is very important. In addition, providing time for nurses to read and implement research will have a positive impact on the utilization of nursing research in practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIdentification of Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Research in Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154612-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identification of Barriers and Facilitators to Utilizing Research in Nursing Practice</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Micevski, Vaska, RN, MScN, ACNP, CCN(C)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Health Network</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vaska.micevski@uhn.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sonia Sarkissian, RN, MScN, ACNP; Julie Byrne, RN, BSN, MN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Despite a growing body of literature, utilization of nursing research remains relatively low even within academic health care institutions. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the facilitators and barriers to conducting and utilizing nursing research at a teaching hospital. Design: This study was a prospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study. Population, Sample, Setting: The subjects were 181 nurses employed at a tertiary care hospital in Southern Ontario, Canada. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire identifying demographics, and perceptions of barriers and facilitators to utilizing nursing research in practice was sent to 640 nurses. Results were entered into a SPSS database and descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Ethical considerations included approval from the Institutional Ethics Review Board. Findings: Twenty-eight percent of the invited participants responded to the questionnaire. The subjects identified four particular barriers that effected their utilization of research in practice to a great extent: awareness of the research (33%), lack of time to read the research (39%), felt the nurse does not have the authority to change practice procedures (41%), and insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas (49%). Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that a strategic approach to enhancing utilization of nursing research in practice is essential. Organized activities enhance nurses&rsquo; awareness of research in their field and developing processes for nurses to participate in practice change, is very important. In addition, providing time for nurses to read and implement research will have a positive impact on the utilization of nursing research in practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:08:17Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:08:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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