It is unknown if completing educational modules on understanding, reviewing, and synthesizing research literature is associated with higher value of, attitudes toward, and implementation of evidence-based practices.
Nurses completed valid, reliable questionnaires on the value of, attitudes toward, and implementation of evidence-based practice 6 months after four educational modules were introduced. Multivariable modeling was used to learn associations of education modules and evidence-based practice themes.
Of 1,033 participants, 54% completed at least one education module; 22% completed all modules. Value and attitude about evidence-based practice were moderately high, but implementation was low (mean = 15.15 ± 15.72; range = 0 to 72). After controlling for nurse characteristics and experiences associated with evidence-based practice value, attitudes, and implementation scores, education modules completion was associated with the implementation of evidence-based practice (p = .001), but not with value or attitude of evidence-based practices scores.
Education on reviewing and synthesizing literature strengthened implementation of evidence-based practices.
J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(5):209–216.
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Ms. Lovelace is Care Coordinator, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Health Center, East Cleveland; Ms. Noonen is Manager, Nursing Education and Professional Development, Marymount and South Pointe Hospitals; Mr. Bena is Lead Biostatistician, and Ms. Tang is Statistical Programmer, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Ms. Cwynar is Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Transport, Dr. Albert is Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Research and Innovation, Ms. Field is Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Ms. Walker is Advanced Practice Nurse, Office of Advanced Practice Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland; Ms. Angie is Nurse Practitioner, Glickman Urological Institute, Beachwood Family Health Center, Beachwood; Ms. Rosenberger is Critical Care and Emergency Nurse, Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights; and Ms. Ross is Heart Failure Care Coordinator, Lakewood Ambulatory Care, Lakewood, Ohio.
This research was internally funded by the Cleveland Clinic Health System, Nursing Institute.
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Received: September 01, 2016
Accepted: December 06, 2016