Nurses’ attitude towards using research results in clinical practices of ICU units in educational hospitals
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : April 10, 2015, 8 (1); e8606
January 30, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
August 31, 2016
March 17, 2014
H , Allahyari
I , Samadi
N , Parvin Darabad
F . Nurses’ attitude towards using research results in clinical practices of ICU units in educational hospitals,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Nowadays using research results is an important issue in nursing and it is linked to the quality improvement. Although in developed countries, professional nurses are trying to establish their practice based on research evidences, nursing care is a routine-oriented practice in Iran. Since for changing every kind of people’s behavior we need to know their attitude towards that issue, this study was conducted to determine nurses’ attitude towards using research results in clinical practices. Methods: In this descriptive study, 234 ICU nurses of educational hospitals in Ardebil Medical Sciences University have been selected through census method in 2013. A two-part researcher-made questionnaire was used to measure the attitude. The first part measured demographic information and the second part measured the attitude towards research. Data analysis was done by using SPSS18 statistical software and descriptive and inferential statistical tests. Results: The results indicated that 69.2 percent of the samples had positive attitude and 27.4 percent had neutral attitude and 3.4% had negative attitude towards using research results in clinical practices. There was a significant statistical relationship (p<0.05) between level of studying clinical articles and the working ward with the mean of attitude score. Conclusions: Most of the nurses have positive attitude towards using research results in clinical practices. Therefore designing some mechanisms for providing the conditions of using research results such as easy access to publications and introducing information resources is an effective step in implementation of research-based cares.
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