Important Factors Associated with the Research Utilization Competency of Nurses in Japan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243173
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Full-text
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Presentation
Title:
Important Factors Associated with the Research Utilization Competency of Nurses in Japan
Author(s):
Kameoka, Tomomi; Funashima, Naomi; Nomoto, Yuriko; Nakayama, Toshiko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Beta Chapter at Large
Author Details:
Kameoka, Tomomi, RN, DNSc, kameokat@adm.ncn.ac.jp; Funashima, Naomi, RN, DNSc; Nomoto, Yuriko, RN, DNSc; Nakayama, Toshiko, RN, DNSc;
Abstract:
Purpose: To explore the important factors associated with the research utilization competency of nurses in Japan.

Methods: The Self-Evaluation Scale on Research Utilization Competency for Clinical Nurses (SRUC) was used to measure the research utilization competency in nursing practice. It has 35 items with 5-point Likert scale and 6 subscales. The items of the SRUC describe the essential behaviors necessary for research utilization in nursing practice as identified by a qualitative study. The reliability and validity of the SRUC are well-established. The Nurses’ Attributes Questionnaire (NAQ) was used to examine the 28 attributes of nurses. The content validity was established by a pilot study and a panel of experts. The instrument packets were distributed to 860 nurses working at 38 randomly sampled hospitals in Japan. The answers were returned by mail and they were analyzed statistically.

 Results:  Four-hundred and forty seven nurses (52.0%) responded, and 403 valid data were analyzed. The mean age of the participants was 38.2 (SD=8.7) years old, and the mean number of years of clinical experiences was 15.7 (SD=8.5). The results showed that 19 attributes significantly related to the research utilization competency of nurses (p<.05). A stepwise multiple regression analysis was conducted in order to identify the important factors for the research utilization competency. The results indicated that the research utilization competency had a strong relationship with 6 of 19 attributes (adjusted R2=.350, F=27.185,p<.001), and ‘knowledge of nursing research’ was the most important factor among them (Beta=.209, p<.001) and ‘having enough opportunity to participate in in-service education’ (Beta=.191, p<.001) was the next most important.  

 Conclusion: It is important for nurses to learn about nursing research, in order to improve their research utilization competency which leads to quality nursing practice. Improvement of in-service education in each hospital may contribute it to better quality nursing practice.

 

Keywords:
research utilization competency; quality nursing practice; nursing education
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleImportant Factors Associated with the Research Utilization Competency of Nurses in Japanen
dc.contributor.authorKameoka, Tomomien
dc.contributor.authorFunashima, Naomien
dc.contributor.authorNomoto, Yurikoen
dc.contributor.authorNakayama, Toshikoen
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Beta Chapter at Largeen
dc.author.detailsKameoka, Tomomi, RN, DNSc, kameokat@adm.ncn.ac.jp; Funashima, Naomi, RN, DNSc; Nomoto, Yuriko, RN, DNSc; Nakayama, Toshiko, RN, DNSc;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243173-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>To explore the important factors associated with the research utilization competency of nurses in Japan. <p><b>Methods: </b>The Self-Evaluation Scale on Research Utilization Competency for Clinical Nurses (SRUC) was used to measure the research utilization competency in nursing practice. It has 35 items with 5-point Likert scale and 6 subscales. The items of the SRUC describe the essential behaviors necessary for research utilization in nursing practice as identified by a qualitative study. The reliability and validity of the SRUC are well-established. The Nurses&rsquo; Attributes Questionnaire (NAQ) was used to examine the 28 attributes of nurses. The content validity was established by a pilot study and a panel of experts. The instrument packets were distributed to 860 nurses working at 38 randomly sampled hospitals in Japan. The answers were returned by mail and they were analyzed statistically. <p>&nbsp;<b>Results: </b>&nbsp;Four-hundred and forty seven nurses (52.0%) responded, and 403 valid data were analyzed. The mean age of the participants was 38.2 (SD=8.7) years old, and the mean number of years of clinical experiences was 15.7 (SD=8.5). The results showed that 19 attributes significantly related to the research utilization competency of nurses (p&lt;.05). A stepwise multiple regression analysis was conducted in order to identify the important factors for the research utilization competency. The results indicated that the research utilization competency had a strong relationship with 6 of 19 attributes (adjusted R2=.350, F=27.185,p&lt;.001), and &lsquo;knowledge of nursing research&rsquo; was the most important factor among them (Beta=.209, p&lt;.001) and &lsquo;having enough opportunity to participate in in-service education&rsquo; (Beta=.191, p&lt;.001) was the next most important.&nbsp;&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;<b>Conclusion: </b>It is important for nurses to learn about nursing research, in order to improve their research utilization competency which leads to quality nursing practice. Improvement of in-service education in each hospital may contribute it to better quality nursing practice. <p>&nbsp;en
dc.subjectresearch utilization competencyen
dc.subjectquality nursing practiceen
dc.subjectnursing educationen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:30Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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