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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 138-143

Attitudes of Intensive Care Nurses towards Evidence-Based Nursing

Yurdanur Dikmen1, Nasibe Yağmur Filiz1, Fatma Tanrıkulu1, Dilek Yılmaz2, Hurmus Kuzgun3

1Sakarya University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing, Turkey
2Uludağ University Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing
3Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University Semra ve Vefa Küçük Health College

Corresponding Author: Nasibe Yağmur Filiz


Aim: We have conducted this study to determine the attitudes of intensive care nurses towards evidence-based nursing.
Materials: The data of this study which has been conducted with a descriptive and sectional pattern between June and July 2016 have consisted of 70 volunteer nurses who work in a public hospital in the north-west region of Turkey. We have collected the data using Nurse Introduction Form and Attitude Towards Evidence-Based Nursing Questionnaire. In the evaluation of the data we have used number, percentage, average and standard deviation, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Independent t-Test among descriptive statistical analysis. We have taken the statistical significance value as 0.05.
Findings: Total mean score of the Attitude Towards Evidence-Based Nursing Questionnaire has been found to be 57.20±9.06. It is seen that the highest score of attitude (26,97±5,50) is in the sub-dimension of beliefs and expectations towards evidence-based nursing. When we have compared nurses’ education status’ and working durations both in the occupation and in the intensive care, with their total scores of Attitude Towards Evidence-Based Nursing Questionnaire we have not found any significant difference. However, when nurses who follow results of scientific studies, evidence-based practices, occupational journals, and receive research methods education have been viewed regarding the total score of Attitude Towards Evidence-Based Nursing Questionnaire, the difference has been found to be statistically significant. (p<0.05).
Result: We have determined that nurses who follow occupational journals and view results of scientific studies, who are informed about evidence-based practices and take research methods education after graduation have relatively positive attitudes towards evidence-based nursing.

Key words: Intensive Care, Evidence-based Practice, Attitude, Nursing

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