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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182077
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Power of Unit Support in Research Confidence and Use
Author(s):
Swenson-Britt, Evelyn
Author Details:
Evelyn Swenson-Britt, MS, RN, Clinical Research Director/Magnet Project Director, University Health System, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: evelyn.swenson-britt@uhs-sa.com
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Method: Practicing nurses (N = 495) from two urban hospitals completed the Nurse Research Self-Efficacy Scale (NURSES) to measure research confidence, research use, and perceived unit support and encouragement of research in their practice. Research confidence was comprised of 31 Likert items in 5 domains: [1] obtaining resources; [2] understanding theory; [3] evaluating quantitative research; [4] evaluating qualitative research; and [5] research application. Perceived unit support and encouragement was comprised of 10 Likert items. Research use was measured by frequency of: [1] reading research literature; [2] sharing research with nurse peers; [3] attending regional and national research conferences; [4] participating on unit/hospital committees using research to improve nursing practice; and [5] roles related to research. Reliability coefficients for domains on the NURSES ranged from .88 to .95. Results: Output from 2 multivariate covariance of analyses revealed perceived unit support and encouragement explained 56% of the variance for the domains of research confidence and 12% of the variance in frequency of research use. Enrollment in nursing education explained an additional 11% of the variance in frequency of research use. Level of education explained less than 5% of the variance in both research confidence and research use. Discussion: The findings suggest interventions focused on increasing unit support and encouragement of research may strongly enhance nurses' research confidence and frequency of research use in practice. Upcoming research will examine the degree to which unit support and encouragement is related to unit learning and leadership practices.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Power of Unit Support in Research Confidence and Useen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSwenson-Britt, Evelynen_US
dc.author.detailsEvelyn Swenson-Britt, MS, RN, Clinical Research Director/Magnet Project Director, University Health System, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: evelyn.swenson-britt@uhs-sa.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182077-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Method: Practicing nurses (N = 495) from two urban hospitals completed the Nurse Research Self-Efficacy Scale (NURSES) to measure research confidence, research use, and perceived unit support and encouragement of research in their practice. Research confidence was comprised of 31 Likert items in 5 domains: [1] obtaining resources; [2] understanding theory; [3] evaluating quantitative research; [4] evaluating qualitative research; and [5] research application. Perceived unit support and encouragement was comprised of 10 Likert items. Research use was measured by frequency of: [1] reading research literature; [2] sharing research with nurse peers; [3] attending regional and national research conferences; [4] participating on unit/hospital committees using research to improve nursing practice; and [5] roles related to research. Reliability coefficients for domains on the NURSES ranged from .88 to .95. Results: Output from 2 multivariate covariance of analyses revealed perceived unit support and encouragement explained 56% of the variance for the domains of research confidence and 12% of the variance in frequency of research use. Enrollment in nursing education explained an additional 11% of the variance in frequency of research use. Level of education explained less than 5% of the variance in both research confidence and research use. Discussion: The findings suggest interventions focused on increasing unit support and encouragement of research may strongly enhance nurses' research confidence and frequency of research use in practice. Upcoming research will examine the degree to which unit support and encouragement is related to unit learning and leadership practices.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:08:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:08:05Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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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