An educational campaign to improve evidence-based practice knowledge, attitudes and behaviors: A pilot study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164827
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An educational campaign to improve evidence-based practice knowledge, attitudes and behaviors: A pilot study
Author(s):
Thirlwell, Sarah; Boyington, Alice; Ferrall, Sheila; Howard, Brenda
Author Details:
Sarah Thirlwell, RN, MS, MS(A), CHPN, AOCNS, Clinical Specialist in BMT Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: sthirlwell@homail.com; Alice Boyington, RN, PhD; Sheila Ferrall, RN, MS, AOCN; Brenda Howard, RN, BSN, MA, OCN
Abstract:
Research Study: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the integration of the best available evidence, nursing expertise, and patient values. The scope of EBP among oncology nurses and the elements for successful EBP education are not known. Barriers to EBP may be related to attitudes or deficits in knowledge and/or skills. A pilot study to measure knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of oncology nurses regarding EBP and to evaluate effectiveness and feasibility of an educational campaign is proposed. The 2005-2009 ONS Research Agenda names EBP within its Top Ten priorities. The study purposes are: 1) To describe the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of a sample of oncology nurses regarding EBP; 2) To measure the effectiveness and feasibility of an educational campaign to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of oncology nurses regarding EBP. Khan and Coomarasamy proposed a hierarchy of effective strategies to acquire competence in EBP. Level 1, the most effective, states that EBP teaching must be interactive, integrative, and reflective of practice. Integration can be achieved through a thematic approach or campaign. Based on the literature, a multifaceted, theme-based educational intervention will be provided using small group, interactive methods. The design is a pre-test-post-test one-group quasi experimental descriptive study. A convenience sample of 115 registered nurses from two inpatient units and one outpatient clinic at our Cancer Center will be recruited. The Upton & Upton questionnaire, Clinical Effectiveness and Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire, will be administered pre and post-intervention. The 7-month intervention will be based on an EBP theme and include standard and novel methods for educating nurses. The content of the intervention will be tailored according to preintervention questionnaire results. For Purpose 1, results of the questionnaire will be analyzed using summary statistics. For Purpose 2, pre-test means and posttest means, along with standard deviations, will be analyzed using comparative statistics. To assess feasibility, information regarding participation rates and confounding variables will be obtained. The study has been approved by our institutionÆs Scientific Review Committee and is pending expedited approval from the IRB. Preliminary results will be presented. A detailed description of the campaign and novel EBP theme will be provided.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn educational campaign to improve evidence-based practice knowledge, attitudes and behaviors: A pilot studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThirlwell, Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoyington, Aliceen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerrall, Sheilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Brendaen_US
dc.author.detailsSarah Thirlwell, RN, MS, MS(A), CHPN, AOCNS, Clinical Specialist in BMT Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: sthirlwell@homail.com; Alice Boyington, RN, PhD; Sheila Ferrall, RN, MS, AOCN; Brenda Howard, RN, BSN, MA, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164827-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the integration of the best available evidence, nursing expertise, and patient values. The scope of EBP among oncology nurses and the elements for successful EBP education are not known. Barriers to EBP may be related to attitudes or deficits in knowledge and/or skills. A pilot study to measure knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of oncology nurses regarding EBP and to evaluate effectiveness and feasibility of an educational campaign is proposed. The 2005-2009 ONS Research Agenda names EBP within its Top Ten priorities. The study purposes are: 1) To describe the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of a sample of oncology nurses regarding EBP; 2) To measure the effectiveness and feasibility of an educational campaign to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of oncology nurses regarding EBP. Khan and Coomarasamy proposed a hierarchy of effective strategies to acquire competence in EBP. Level 1, the most effective, states that EBP teaching must be interactive, integrative, and reflective of practice. Integration can be achieved through a thematic approach or campaign. Based on the literature, a multifaceted, theme-based educational intervention will be provided using small group, interactive methods. The design is a pre-test-post-test one-group quasi experimental descriptive study. A convenience sample of 115 registered nurses from two inpatient units and one outpatient clinic at our Cancer Center will be recruited. The Upton & Upton questionnaire, Clinical Effectiveness and Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire, will be administered pre and post-intervention. The 7-month intervention will be based on an EBP theme and include standard and novel methods for educating nurses. The content of the intervention will be tailored according to preintervention questionnaire results. For Purpose 1, results of the questionnaire will be analyzed using summary statistics. For Purpose 2, pre-test means and posttest means, along with standard deviations, will be analyzed using comparative statistics. To assess feasibility, information regarding participation rates and confounding variables will be obtained. The study has been approved by our institutionÆs Scientific Review Committee and is pending expedited approval from the IRB. Preliminary results will be presented. A detailed description of the campaign and novel EBP theme will be provided.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:43Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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