Analysis and Identification of Barriers to Using Evidence-based Databases in Nurses
Journal of Medical Library and Information Science,
Vol. 2 (2021),
1 January 2021
Introduction: Evidence-based nursing uses the best scientific evidence in clinical decision-making for the best care. The essential step in this process is to find evidence from databases. However, there are many barriers to its implementation that need to be identified. The purpose of this study was to determine the barriers to using evidence-based databases and their relationship to contextual characteristics.
methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study in which 214 nurses working in educational hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences participated in 2020. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire. Data were analysed by SPPS software version 23. Descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and ANOVA were used for data analysis.
Results: Nurses' knowledge of evidence-based databases is average and low. The biggest is the weakness in formal and informal evidence-based nursing education. The results also showed that nurses with higher education (P-value = 0.002) and educational supervisors (P-value = 0.015) and supervisors (P-value = 0.017) reported more barriers.
Conclusion: It is recommended that the head of departments and policymakers in nursing education make general revisions to the content of the nursing curriculum for the evidence-based practice concepts point of view and provide necessary facilities for relevant training courses by workshops, congresses, etc.
- Databases, Evidence-Based Nursing, Barriers, Nurses, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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