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An Investigati On Into Nurses' Attit Udes Towards Evidence-Based Nursing
Dilek Yılmaz1,Fatma Düzgün2,Yurdanur Dikmen3
1Uludağ Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik, Bursa, Türkiye
2Uludağ Üniversitesi, Sağlık Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, Bursa, Türkiye
3Sakarya Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik, Sakarya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2018.91 Aim: This study was conducted to investigate the attitudes of nurses towards evidence-based nursing.

Study Design: This descriptive and cross-sectional research involved 200 nurses working in the internal and surgical clinics of a university hospital in the Marmara Region, who voluntarily participated in the research. The study data were collected by using the "Nurse Presentation Form" and the "Attitude Scale for evidence-based Nursing (ASEBN)". The Mann-Whitney U Test, Kruskal Wallis Test, absolute numbers, percentage, mean and standard deviation were employed in evaluating the data.

Results: The average age of the nurses participating in the survey was 36.60 ± 6.82 years, of whom 78.5% were married, 77.5% were undergraduates, 85% were nurses in service, 75% participated in professional scientific meetings, and 85% did not actively follow professional publications or research results. The average score for the ASEBN was 46.36 ± 3.95. The "Beliefs and Expectations for the Evidence-Based Nursing" subscale mean score was 28.30±3.90, the "Evidence-Based Application Intention" subscale mean score was 10.55±1.93, and the "Feelings Related to evidence-based Nursing" subscale mean score was 7.51±2.45. The following statistically significant differences within the ASEBN total mean scores were noted; marital status and nurses" level of education with the mean scores on the beliefs and expectations subscale, status regarding participation in scientific meetings with nurses" level of education and the mean scores of the emotions subscale, working status and application intention subscale, following professional publications and the application intention subscale (p<0.05).

Conclusion: From this research, nurses were found to have moderately positive attitudes towards evidence-based nursing. Keywords : nurse, evidence-based nursing, attitude