Perceived knowledge, skills, attitude and contextual factors affecting evidence-based practice among nurse educators, clinical coaches and nurse specialists

Malik, Guizar, McKenna, Lisa and Plummer, Virginia (2014) Perceived knowledge, skills, attitude and contextual factors affecting evidence-based practice among nurse educators, clinical coaches and nurse specialists. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21 S2: 46-57. doi:10.1111/ijn.12366


Author Malik, Guizar
McKenna, Lisa
Plummer, Virginia
Title Perceived knowledge, skills, attitude and contextual factors affecting evidence-based practice among nurse educators, clinical coaches and nurse specialists
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-172X
1322-7114
Publication date 2014-10-30
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12366
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue S2
Start page 46
End page 57
Total pages 12
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Evidence-based practice (EBP) in the clinical setting is recognized as an approach that leads to improved patient outcomes. Nurse educators (NEs), clinical coaches (CCs) and nurse specialists are in key positions to promote and facilitate EBP within clinical settings and have opportunities to advance practice. Therefore, it is important to understand their perceptions of factors promoting EBP and perceived barriers in facilitating EBP in clinical settings, before developing educational programmes. This paper reports findings from a study that aimed to explore NEs' , CCs' and nurse specialists' knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with EBP. This study used a questionnaire containing quantitative and a small number of qualitative questions to capture data collected from NEs, CCs and nurse specialists working at a tertiary health-care facility in Victoria, Australia. The questionnaire was distributed to a total of 435 people, of whom 135 responded (31%). Findings revealed that the three senior nurse groups relied heavily on personal experience, organizational policies and protocols as formal sources of knowledge. Furthermore, they had positive attitudes towards EBP. However, participants demonstrated lack of knowledge and skills in appraising and utilizing evidence into practice. They indicated a desire to seek educational opportunities to upskill themselves in the process of EBP.
Keyword Clinical nurse specialists
Evidence-based nursing
Evidence-based practice
Nurse educators
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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