Perceptions and Self-Perceived Knowledge of Evidence-Based Health Care Amongst Registered Nurses in the Western Cape

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616263
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions and Self-Perceived Knowledge of Evidence-Based Health Care Amongst Registered Nurses in the Western Cape
Other Titles:
What Do Perceptions Have To Do With Outcomes?
Author(s):
Orton, Karien
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Karien Orton, RN, RM, NE, ortonk@cput.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016; Purpose: Evidence-based health care is a problem-solving approach that integrates the best research evidence with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. Delivering evidence-based health care, in the context of a caring and supportive organizational culture, results in high-quality care and optimal patient outcomes. It is important that registered nurses know the steps involved in making evidence-informed decisions in a healthcare environmentCurrently, there is no published study that assesses practicing registered nurses? understanding, perception and self-perceived knowledge of evidence-based health care in the South African context. Our aim was to describe registered nurses and midwives? perceptions and self-perceived knowledge of evidence-based health care 'Methods: 'A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted, using a validated paper-based questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised two sections. The first section consisted of questions related to registered nurses and midwives? demographical data, educational level and understanding of evidence-based health care. The second section assessed the participants? attitude and behaviour on evidence-based health care. Lastly, the barriers to and suggestions for improvement of practicing evidence-based health care were explored Results: Overall, the response rate was 52% (125/240). Most registered nurses and midwives reported that they had heard about the term evidence-based health care as part of their post-basic studies. Registered nurses and midwives were confident in their ability to perform the steps of evidence-based health care. The majority had a positive attitude towards it, although they said that they did not engage in the steps of evidence-based health care on a regular basis. Identified barriers included resistance to change amongst older nurses, lack of evidence-based health care knowledge and lack of role models. Suggestions to improve the practice of evidence-based health care focused on training all nurses through in-service training, attending of conferences and other courses 'Conclusion: Registered nurses and midwives lacked evidence-based health care knowledge and skills, and they did not engage in evidence-based health care on a regular basis. There is a need to improve training in evidence-based health care for all registered nurses and midwives. Strategies to increase evidence-informed decision-making should include all healthcare professionals at all levels ? managers, doctors and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Keywords:
Evidence-based health care; knowledge and skills; barriers
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16K12; INRC16K12
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePerceptions and Self-Perceived Knowledge of Evidence-Based Health Care Amongst Registered Nurses in the Western Capeen
dc.title.alternativeWhat Do Perceptions Have To Do With Outcomes?en
dc.contributor.authorOrton, Karienen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsKarien Orton, RN, RM, NE, ortonk@cput.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616263-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016; Purpose: Evidence-based health care is a problem-solving approach that integrates the best research evidence with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. Delivering evidence-based health care, in the context of a caring and supportive organizational culture, results in high-quality care and optimal patient outcomes. It is important that registered nurses know the steps involved in making evidence-informed decisions in a healthcare environmentCurrently, there is no published study that assesses practicing registered nurses? understanding, perception and self-perceived knowledge of evidence-based health care in the South African context. Our aim was to describe registered nurses and midwives? perceptions and self-perceived knowledge of evidence-based health care 'Methods: 'A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted, using a validated paper-based questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised two sections. The first section consisted of questions related to registered nurses and midwives? demographical data, educational level and understanding of evidence-based health care. The second section assessed the participants? attitude and behaviour on evidence-based health care. Lastly, the barriers to and suggestions for improvement of practicing evidence-based health care were explored Results: Overall, the response rate was 52% (125/240). Most registered nurses and midwives reported that they had heard about the term evidence-based health care as part of their post-basic studies. Registered nurses and midwives were confident in their ability to perform the steps of evidence-based health care. The majority had a positive attitude towards it, although they said that they did not engage in the steps of evidence-based health care on a regular basis. Identified barriers included resistance to change amongst older nurses, lack of evidence-based health care knowledge and lack of role models. Suggestions to improve the practice of evidence-based health care focused on training all nurses through in-service training, attending of conferences and other courses 'Conclusion: Registered nurses and midwives lacked evidence-based health care knowledge and skills, and they did not engage in evidence-based health care on a regular basis. There is a need to improve training in evidence-based health care for all registered nurses and midwives. Strategies to increase evidence-informed decision-making should include all healthcare professionals at all levels ? managers, doctors and other members of the multidisciplinary team.en
dc.subjectEvidence-based health careen
dc.subjectknowledge and skillsen
dc.subjectbarriersen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:08:26Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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