Research utilization among pediatric health professionals

McCleary, Lynn and Brown, G. Ted (2002) Research utilization among pediatric health professionals. Nursing and Health Sciences, 4 4: 163-171. doi:10.1046/j.1442-2018.2002.00124.x


Author McCleary, Lynn
Brown, G. Ted
Title Research utilization among pediatric health professionals
Journal name Nursing and Health Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1441-0745
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1442-2018.2002.00124.x
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 163
End page 171
Total pages 9
Editor Masato Tsukahara
Patricia R Underwood
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The present study investigated research use and attitudes toward research among pediatric health professionals. All nurses and allied health professionals in a pediatric teaching hospital were surveyed using previously tested and published measures. Over half of the participants had some formal education in research but, for some participants, that education was many years ago. Most participants reported poor or very poor understanding of research design. Two variables were independently associated with a positive attitude towards research: (i) better understanding of how to conduct a literature search; and (ii) higher level of education. Five variables were independently associated with research use: better understanding of research design; having presented at a conference in the past two years; sense of calling to the profession; better understanding of how to conduct a literature search; and attending rounds. A small proportion of variance in both research use and a positive attitude towards research was explained by the independent predicator variables. Further research is required to identify characteristics of the workplace environment that support research use.
Keyword Allied health education
Evidence-based practise
Nursing education
Research use
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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