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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154616
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge About and Use of Research as a Basis for Practice
Abstract:
Knowledge About and Use of Research as a Basis for Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Perry, Shannon, RN, PhD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Retired from San Francisco State University
Title:Professor Emerita
Objective: To determine the extent to which practicing nurses have the academic preparation and knowledge to access and use scientific evidence to form a basis for their practice. Population: Actively practicing staff nurses. Sample: Eighty-nine nurses completed surveys. Nine of the surveys had missing information leaving a final sample of 80. Years: Data were collected in 2002-2003. Method: A convenient sample of registered nurses attending continuing education programs was surveyed using a researcher-designed instrument. Findings: Forty-six (57.5 %) of the participants had taken a research course. Sixty (75 %) have read a research report and used the findings in practice, 51 (63.7 %) have tried to convince others to use research findings, and 47 (58.8 %) have served on a committee to create or update a protocol. On a scale of 1 to 10, participants rated interest in research with a mean of 7.1, knowledge of research methods/techniques as 5.26, knowledge of how to critique research as 4.92, but desire to learn more about research as 7.04. Conclusions: For nurses to practice using an evidence base, they must access information and know how to use it. While 2/3 of these nurses regularly read nursing journals, virtually all have access to the internet where information can be obtained. For those nurses who indicate limited knowledge of research and critique, inservice or continuing education may bridge the gap. Implications: Since the majority of participants indicated interest in learning more about research; educators could take advantage of this and plan programs accordingly.
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.titleKnowledge About and Use of Research as a Basis for Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154616-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge About and Use of Research as a Basis for 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">Perry, Shannon, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Retired from San Francisco State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor Emerita</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">seperry@sfsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To determine the extent to which practicing nurses have the academic preparation and knowledge to access and use scientific evidence to form a basis for their practice. Population: Actively practicing staff nurses. Sample: Eighty-nine nurses completed surveys. Nine of the surveys had missing information leaving a final sample of 80. Years: Data were collected in 2002-2003. Method: A convenient sample of registered nurses attending continuing education programs was surveyed using a researcher-designed instrument. Findings: Forty-six (57.5 %) of the participants had taken a research course. Sixty (75 %) have read a research report and used the findings in practice, 51 (63.7 %) have tried to convince others to use research findings, and 47 (58.8 %) have served on a committee to create or update a protocol. On a scale of 1 to 10, participants rated interest in research with a mean of 7.1, knowledge of research methods/techniques as 5.26, knowledge of how to critique research as 4.92, but desire to learn more about research as 7.04. Conclusions: For nurses to practice using an evidence base, they must access information and know how to use it. While 2/3 of these nurses regularly read nursing journals, virtually all have access to the internet where information can be obtained. For those nurses who indicate limited knowledge of research and critique, inservice or continuing education may bridge the gap. Implications: Since the majority of participants indicated interest in learning more about research; educators could take advantage of this and plan programs accordingly.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:08:28Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:08:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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