Research Utilization and Attitudes towards Research among Nurses in Southern Iran in 2008

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154958
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Presentation
Title:
Research Utilization and Attitudes towards Research among Nurses in Southern Iran in 2008
Abstract:
Research Utilization and Attitudes towards Research among Nurses in Southern Iran in 2008
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Mahboobi, Hamidreza
P.I. Institution Name:Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences
Title:Student
Co-Authors:Keramat Jahanshahi, ; Nazanin Sharif, ; Mohammad Esmaeil Shahrzad,
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The current emphasis on evidence-based practice has focused attention once again on the research activities of health professionals in general and their research utilization in particular. But little is known about research utilization and attitudes towards research among nurses in Iran. The aim of this study is to assess research utilization and attitudes towards research among nurses in Southern Iran. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in 2008 in Southern Iran. A total of 85 individuals were selected using simple random sampling. A 17 item questionnaire was administered to participants about research utilization and attitudes towards research. Also demographic questions and previous research activities were asked. Answers were given on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree' (items were reversed in analyses so that a higher score indicated a more positive attitude). For this study from SPSS 13 software the descriptive statistics, Chi-square and T-teat were used. Results: The mean age of subjects was 28.4. Among participants 88% were women and 12% men. 30% had previous research activities. Nurses generally held positive attitudes toward research. Research activities had a statistically significant relationship with their research attitudes (P<0.01). Women had more favorable attitudes towards research than men (p= 0.000). 80% of participants believed that research results can be utilized in health systems but only 7% had used their previous research results in their profession. Conclusion: Also nurses generally held positive attitudes toward research but we suggest that educating nurses about the research utilization in health systems can be helpful.
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.titleResearch Utilization and Attitudes towards Research among Nurses in Southern Iran in 2008en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154958-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Research Utilization and Attitudes towards Research among Nurses in Southern Iran in 2008</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mahboobi, Hamidreza</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hamidrezamahboobi@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Keramat Jahanshahi, ; Nazanin Sharif, ; Mohammad Esmaeil Shahrzad,</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The current emphasis on evidence-based practice has focused attention once again on the research activities of health professionals in general and their research utilization in particular. But little is known about research utilization and attitudes towards research among nurses in Iran. The aim of this study is to assess research utilization and attitudes towards research among nurses in Southern Iran. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in 2008 in Southern Iran. A total of 85 individuals were selected using simple random sampling. A 17 item questionnaire was administered to participants about research utilization and attitudes towards research. Also demographic questions and previous research activities were asked. Answers were given on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree' (items were reversed in analyses so that a higher score indicated a more positive attitude). For this study from SPSS 13 software the descriptive statistics, Chi-square and T-teat were used. Results: The mean age of subjects was 28.4. Among participants 88% were women and 12% men. 30% had previous research activities. Nurses generally held positive attitudes toward research. Research activities had a statistically significant relationship with their research attitudes (P&lt;0.01). Women had more favorable attitudes towards research than men (p= 0.000). 80% of participants believed that research results can be utilized in health systems but only 7% had used their previous research results in their profession. Conclusion: Also nurses generally held positive attitudes toward research but we suggest that educating nurses about the research utilization in health systems can be helpful.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:25:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:25:00Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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