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Factors that predict evidence use by Australian perioperative nurses


Duff, J and Butler, M and Davies, M and Williams, R and Carlile, J, Factors that predict evidence use by Australian perioperative nurses, ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 29, (2) pp. 24-29. ISSN 1448-7535 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Evidence-based practice has been demonstrated to positively impact patient outcomes; unfortunately, there are many factors that hinder the use of research evidence by healthcare clinicians. Our previous study reported a multisite survey assessing Australian perioperative nurses knowledge, practice, attitude, and perceived barriers to evidence use. This subsequent analysis used univariate and multivariate binary logistic regression with odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) to compare individual nurse and organisational characteristics with high evidencebased practice (EBP) use. Two individual nurse characteristics found to be related to EBP were postgraduate qualifications (OR 1.69, 95% CI 1.072.6, p=0.02) and previous research experience (OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.62.4, p=0.01). Organisational characteristics related to EBP included access to the internet (OR 2.04, 95% CI 1.33.0, p=0.001) and access to ongoing EBP education (OR 1.6, 95% CI 1.12.5, p=0.01). Previous research experience (OR 1.6, 95% CI 1.02.3, p=0.01) was the only independent predictor of EBP. Given our finding, we suggest that considerably greater effort be made to facilitate nurses involvement in research studies in the perioperative setting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Evidence-based practice, perioperative nursing
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duff, J (Dr Jed Duff)
ID Code:111117
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-08-31
Last Modified:2017-02-15

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