Beliefs and implementation of evidence-based practice among nurses and allied healthcare providers in the Valais hospital, Switzerland.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_5277094363F2
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Beliefs and implementation of evidence-based practice among nurses and allied healthcare providers in the Valais hospital, Switzerland.
Périodique
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
Auteur(s)
Verloo H., Desmedt M., Morin D.
ISSN
1365-2753 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1356-1294
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
02/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
23
Numéro
1
Pages
139-148
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is upheld as a means for patients to receive the most efficient care in a given context. Despite the available evidence and positive beliefs about it, implementing EBP as standard daily practice still faces many obstacles.
This study investigated the beliefs about and implementation of EBP among nurses and allied healthcare providers (AHP) in 9 acute care hospitals in the canton of Valais, Switzerland.
A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted. The target population was composed of 1899 nurses and 126 AHPs. Beliefs about and implementation of EBP were measured using EBP-Beliefs and EBP-Implementation scales of Melnyk et al.
The initial sample consisted in 491 participants (overall response rate 24.2%): 421 nurses (22.4% response rate) and 78 AHPs (61.9% response rate). The final sample, composed only of those who declared previous exposure to EBP, included 391 participants (329 nurses and 62 AHPs). Overall, participants had positive attitudes towards EBP and were willing to increase their knowledge to guide practice. However, they acknowledged poor implementation of EBP in daily practice. A significantly higher level of EBP implementation was declared by those formally trained in it (P = 0.006) and by those occupying more senior professional functions (P = 0.004). EBP-Belief scores predicted 13% of the variance in the EBP-Implementation scores (R(2)  = 0.13).
EBP is poorly implemented despite positive beliefs about it. Continuing education and support on EBP would help to ensure that patients receive the best available care based on high-quality evidence, patient needs, clinical expertise, and a fair distribution of healthcare resources.
This study's results will be used to guide institutional strategy to increase the use of EBP in daily practice.

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