Evidence-based practice

Knowledge, Attitudes, practice and perceived barriers among nurses in Oman

Ali A. Ammouri, Ahmad A. Raddaha, Preethy Dsouza, Renu Geethakrishnan, Judith A. Noronha, Arwa A. Obeidat, Lina Shakman

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Abstract

Objectives: Te aim of this study was to describe nurses’ practices, attitudes, knowledge/skills and perceived barriers in relation to evidence-based practice (EBP) in Oman.

Methods: Tis descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between February and November 2012. A self-reported 24-item questionnaire was used to measure EBP practices, attitudes and knowledge/skills among a convenience sample of 600 nurses working in four governmental hospitals in Muscat, Oman. Responses were scored on a one to seven rating scale. Barriers to EBP were measured on a five-point Likert scale using two subscales. Descriptive statistics and general linear regression were used to analyse the data.

Results: A total of 414 nurses were included in the study. Te greatest barriers to developing EBP among nurses were insufcient time for research (3.51 ± 0.97) and insufcient resources to change practices (3.64 ± 0.99). Nurses with more years of experience reported increased use of EBP (P

Conclusion: Tese fndings provide a basis for enhancing nursing practices, knowledge and skills. Continuing education for nurses and minimising barriers is crucial to increasing the use of EBP in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e537-e545
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

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Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge
  • Nurses
  • Oman

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  • Medicine(all)

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Evidence-based practice : Knowledge, Attitudes, practice and perceived barriers among nurses in Oman. / Ammouri, Ali A.; Raddaha, Ahmad A.; Dsouza, Preethy; Geethakrishnan, Renu; Noronha, Judith A.; Obeidat, Arwa A.; Shakman, Lina.

In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.11.2014, p. e537-e545.

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Ammouri, AA, Raddaha, AA, Dsouza, P, Geethakrishnan, R, Noronha, JA, Obeidat, AA & Shakman, L 2014, 'Evidence-based practice: Knowledge, Attitudes, practice and perceived barriers among nurses in Oman', Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. e537-e545.
Ammouri, Ali A. ; Raddaha, Ahmad A. ; Dsouza, Preethy ; Geethakrishnan, Renu ; Noronha, Judith A. ; Obeidat, Arwa A. ; Shakman, Lina. / Evidence-based practice : Knowledge, Attitudes, practice and perceived barriers among nurses in Oman. In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. e537-e545.
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