Evidence-Based Practice Education for Better Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Nurses and Midwives.

Sonia Hines, Kathryn Kynoch, Judy Munday, Annie McArdle

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Abstract

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) education is important to overcome barriers to evidence use in practice. Method: The authors conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the EBP knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of RNs and midwives who had participated in an EBP workshop and compared their results with those of nonparticipants. Results: A total of 198 nurses and midwives responded to the survey, 91 who had received EBP education and 107 who had not. There was a significant difference in terms of mean total KAP score which was significantly higher in the education group, indicating greater KAP in those respondents than those who had not received education (p = .004). Conclusion: This study has shown that participation in a single day of EBP education covering the basic steps of EBP results in nurses who have more positive attitudes, and greater knowledge and practice abilities in EBP than those who had not participated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-262
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Evidence-based practice
  • EBP workshop
  • knowledge
  • attitude
  • practice
  • education

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