The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an educational intervention on nurses’ knowledge of, beliefs about, and attitudes toward EBP, and their perceived ability to implement EBP. Also, the study was focused on examining the correlation between nurses’ knowledge of, beliefs about, and attitudes toward EBP and nurses’ perceived ability to implement EBP. A pretest/posttest quasi-experimental randomized design was used. Nineteen nurses employed in a county hospital in California participated in the study. Data were collected via a web-based survey. The knowledge and attitude subscales of the Evidence Based Practice Questionnaire, the Evidence Based Practice Beliefs Scale, and the Evidence Based Practice Implementation Scale were used to measure nurses’ knowledge of EBP, attitudes toward EBP, beliefs about EBP, and their perceived ability to implement EBP respectively. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Wilcoxon’s signed rank test, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient test. Within subject data analysis indicated that the EBP educational intervention significantly improved nurses’ beliefs about EBP, knowledge of EBP, and their perceived ability to implement EBP (p < .05). Pearson’s r test analysis indicated that there is no relationship between nurses’ knowledge of EBP, beliefs about and attitudes toward EBP, and their perceived ability to implement EBP ( p > .05). The study results could encourage nurse leaders to promote teaching EBP in clinical settings and remove barriers to the application of evidence into nursing practice. The study served as a foundation for future studies on an educational intervention to help nurses adopt EBP.
|Commitee:||Lehrman, Ela-Joy, Omotosho, Samson|
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health education|
|Keywords:||Attitudes toward EBP, Education, Evidence-based practice, Knowledge of EBP, Nurses' perceived ability to implement EBP, Nursing|
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