Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Evidence-Based Practice among nurses active on the Internet

Authors

  • M. Amparo Pérez-Campos RN, M.Sc. Pre-doctoral fellow, University of Jaen. Spain. email: mpcampos@ujaen.es.
  • Inmaculada Sánchez-García RN, M.Sc, Pre-doctoral fellow, University of Jaen. Spain. email: isgarcia@ujaen.es.
  • Pedro L. Pancorbo-Hidalgo RN, Ph.D. Professor, University of Jaen. Spain. email: pancorbo@ujaen.es.

Keywords:

Health facility environment, questionnaires, advanced practice nursing, evidence-based practice, Internet.

Abstract


Objective. to determine the evidence-based practice (EBP) competence of spanish and Latin-American nurses participating in professional forums on the Internet and estimate the influence of socio-demographic and professional factors on their competence, which was defined as knowledge of, attitude towards, and implementation of EBP.

Methodology: An online survey was administered to a convenience sample of nurses active in Internet forums, comprising validated Spanish versions of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ) and Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) and socio-demographics and professional variables.

Results: 314 questionnaires were obtained (76.96%). The mean EBPQ score was 5.02 out of 7 (95%CI, 4.89-5.14). The variables associated with a higher competence in EBP were academic level, (p<03001), professional category (p=0.001), country of work (p<0.001), perception of practice environment (p=0,018) and research activities (p<0,036).

Conclusions: These nurses showed a moderate level of EBP competence. They revealed a positive attitude towards EBP and achieved intermediate scores in both EBP-related skills and knowledge and their implementation. Higher academic levels and professional categories were associated with greater EBP competence. A practice environment perceived to be unfavorable has a negative influence on EBP implementation.

 

How to cite this article: Pérez-Campos MA, Sánchez-García I, Pancorbo-Hidalgo PL. Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Evidence-Based Practice among nurses active on the Internet. Invest Educ Enferm. 2014; 32(3): 

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Published

2014-09-18

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Pérez-Campos, M. A., Sánchez-García, I., & Pancorbo-Hidalgo, P. L. (2014). Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Evidence-Based Practice among nurses active on the Internet. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 32(3). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/20706

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