An evidence-based approach to influencing evidence-based practice in allied health

Wilkinson, Shelley A., Hough, Judith and Hinchliffe, Fiona (2016) An evidence-based approach to influencing evidence-based practice in allied health. Journal of Allied Health, 45 1: 41-48.

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Author Wilkinson, Shelley A.
Hough, Judith
Hinchliffe, Fiona
Title An evidence-based approach to influencing evidence-based practice in allied health
Journal name Journal of Allied Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1945-404X
Publication date 2016-03-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 45
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 48
Total pages 8
Place of publication Washington DC, United States
Publisher Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
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BACKGROUND: Factors affecting the evidence-based practice (EBP) capabilities of allied health staffare complex and are linked with institutional barriers, personal self-belief, and individual experience and ability. This study's aim was to measure the effect of training and organisational change on EBP measures among allied health staff.

METHODS: Sixty-three percent of allied health hospital staff(201/303) completed an online survey measuring constructs of EBP. Results were compared to those from the same survey conducted in the previous year, with a response rate of 72.2% (182/252). Eighty staffcompleted the survey at both time points. Independent and repeated measures ANOVAs were used to compare levels of self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, knowledge, and use, according to discipline over time.

RESULTS: A significant increase in EBP self-efficacy was observed over time (p=0.03), as well as amongst staffwho completed the survey at both time points (p=0.013). Significant differences existed between professions at time 2 in EBP-outcome expectancy (p=0.002) and EBP use (p=0.016).

CONCLUSIONS: Targeted withindepartment and general allied health workplace evidencebased interventions to improve EBP constructs have been effective at improving overall allied health EBP self-efficacy. Different departments have demonstrated individual improvements in EBP scores, potentially reflecting different training and organisational strategies implemented across departments.
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