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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155792
Type:
Presentation
Title:
From Research Findings to Evidence-Based Practice: The Weakest Links
Abstract:
From Research Findings to Evidence-Based Practice: The Weakest Links
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Peterson, Jane
P.I. Institution Name:Fort Hays State University
Title:Coordinator of Advanced Practice Nursing
Utilization of research findings is the expected foundation for clinical decision-making in the evidence-based practice arena of healthcare today. The American Nurses Association's (1996) Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (1996) document, The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, identify the use of research findings in advanced practice as a professional standard for the clinical performance of nurse practitioners. Also, healthcare organizations and third party payers of healthcare mandate evidence-based practice as essential for positive client outcomes. However, little is know about nurse practitioners actual use of research findings as the bases for clinical decision-making in their usual patterns of practice; especially for nurse practitioners in rural areas with limited access to academic research centers or health science centers. In addition, the extent to which nurse practitioners use both nursing research and medical research for clinical decision-making is unclear. For optimum client outcomes, nurse practitioners are responsible for clinical decision-making substantiated by both medical and nursing research. Objectives: This research study has three objectives: 1) to examine the extent to which nurse practitioners in rural areas use nursing and medical research in clinical decision-making; 2) to identify barriers nurse practitioners experienced in utilizing nursing and medical research in rural clinical settings; and 3) to ascertain methods of research dissemination compatible with the challenges of rural practice. Design: A descriptive, exploratory design is being used. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The target population includes nurse practitioners practicing in rural areas of two Midwestern states in the United States of America. The sample size is anticipated to be greater than 60 nurse practitioners (over 30 from each state) when the study is completed in early 2002. Concepts or Variables Studied Together: The following main variables are being examined within the context of nurse practitioners working in rural areas: research-based clinical decision-making, nursing research utilization, medical research utilization, barriers to research utilization, and research dissemination. Methods: A mailed survey developed by the researchers will be used to collect data. Both researchers have expertise in rural nursing and advanced practice. Findings: Results are anticipated early in 2002 and will be presented at the Research Congress. Conclusions: The conclusions will address each of the three objectives of the study. Implications: Implications will be made as appropriate for the areas of advanced practice, research and nursing education.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFrom Research Findings to Evidence-Based Practice: The Weakest Linksen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155792-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">From Research Findings to Evidence-Based Practice: The Weakest Links</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Peterson, Jane</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fort Hays State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator of Advanced Practice Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jpeterso@fhsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Utilization of research findings is the expected foundation for clinical decision-making in the evidence-based practice arena of healthcare today. The American Nurses Association's (1996) Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (1996) document, The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, identify the use of research findings in advanced practice as a professional standard for the clinical performance of nurse practitioners. Also, healthcare organizations and third party payers of healthcare mandate evidence-based practice as essential for positive client outcomes. However, little is know about nurse practitioners actual use of research findings as the bases for clinical decision-making in their usual patterns of practice; especially for nurse practitioners in rural areas with limited access to academic research centers or health science centers. In addition, the extent to which nurse practitioners use both nursing research and medical research for clinical decision-making is unclear. For optimum client outcomes, nurse practitioners are responsible for clinical decision-making substantiated by both medical and nursing research. Objectives: This research study has three objectives: 1) to examine the extent to which nurse practitioners in rural areas use nursing and medical research in clinical decision-making; 2) to identify barriers nurse practitioners experienced in utilizing nursing and medical research in rural clinical settings; and 3) to ascertain methods of research dissemination compatible with the challenges of rural practice. Design: A descriptive, exploratory design is being used. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The target population includes nurse practitioners practicing in rural areas of two Midwestern states in the United States of America. The sample size is anticipated to be greater than 60 nurse practitioners (over 30 from each state) when the study is completed in early 2002. Concepts or Variables Studied Together: The following main variables are being examined within the context of nurse practitioners working in rural areas: research-based clinical decision-making, nursing research utilization, medical research utilization, barriers to research utilization, and research dissemination. Methods: A mailed survey developed by the researchers will be used to collect data. Both researchers have expertise in rural nursing and advanced practice. Findings: Results are anticipated early in 2002 and will be presented at the Research Congress. Conclusions: The conclusions will address each of the three objectives of the study. Implications: Implications will be made as appropriate for the areas of advanced practice, research and nursing education.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:10:42Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:10:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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