Perception of Spanish primary healthcare nurses about evidence-based clinical practice: a qualitative study

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dc.contributor.author Pericas-Beltrán, J.
dc.contributor.author González-Torrente, S.
dc.contributor.author De Pedro-Gómez, J.
dc.contributor.author Morales-Asencio, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Bennasar-Veny, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-14T08:31:37Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/152362
dc.description.abstract [eng] BACKGROUND: Although evidence-based clinical practice constitutes a priority for healthcare services in many countries within the last few years, there is a general lack of implementation of evidence-based clinical practice in nursing care, especially in primary health care. Few qualitative studies concerning the influencing factors on evidence-based clinical practice for community nurses have been carried out. AIM: This study examined the perception of nurses in Spanish primary health care with regard to the knowledge, advantages and barriers within the application process with evidence-based clinical practice. METHODS: We used a descriptive qualitative study with focus groups to collect data. Forty-six primary care nurses took part in this study and they were distributed into five focus groups. RESULTS: Five main topics arose from the results achieved: knowledge and development of evidence-based clinical practice, evidence searching, evidence dissemination, advantages of use of evidence-based clinical practice, and barriers for its application and implementation. Participants had a positive attitude towards evidence-based practice, although they used this infrequently because of lack of competence and organizational support for its application. CONCLUSION: Our participants are increasingly determined to take into account evidence within the decision-making processes in their usual clinical practice. We consider it advisable to develop specialized training strategies as well as provide necessary resources for the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice duly adapted to the field of primary health care. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICY: This study highlights the existing gap in translating knowledge to practice and its potential implications in the effectiveness of nursing interventions and decision making in primary health care, and thus its implications for education policy. © 2014 International Council of Nurses.
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dc.relation.isformatof Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12075
dc.relation.ispartof International Nursing Review, 2014, vol. 61, num. 1, p. 90-98
dc.rights (c) International Council of Nurses, 2014
dc.subject.classification 614 - Higiene i salut pública. Contaminació. Prevenció d'accidents. Infermeria
dc.subject.other 614 - Public health and hygiene. Accident prevention
dc.title Perception of Spanish primary healthcare nurses about evidence-based clinical practice: a qualitative study
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dc.subject.keywords focus groups
dc.subject.keywords Nursing
dc.subject.keywords Primary health care
dc.subject.keywords Evidence-Based Nursing
dc.subject.keywords qualitative research
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12075


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