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2018, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 177-184
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INVESTIGATION OF MIDWIVES’ VIEWS ON RESEARCHING AND USING THE RESULTS OF THE RESEARCH IN CARE
Seyhan Çankaya, Büşra Nur Kaynar, Gamze Çöker, Müslüme Alp, Esra Döndünur Acar, Zeynep Bayrambey, Hilal Yiğit, Fatmana Akbaş
Selçuk Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Midwife, midwifery care, research utilization, barriers to research utilization, midwives’ opinions

Objective: The study was conducted as a descriptive study to investigate the views of midwives on researching and using the results of the research in care.

Material and Method: The study was conducted with a total of 104 midwives working in a maternity hospital, a state hospital and three different family health centers connected to the Konya provincial center, and who agreed to participate in the study. The data of the study were collected by a questionnaire prepared by the researchers. The data were evaluated as descriptive statistics by the chi-square test for frequency distribution and percentage ratios and the significance test for the difference between the two percentages.

Results: It was found that 34.6% of the midwives were in a research process related to midwifery, 58.7% of them were willing to participate in research projects, 86.1% of them (n=31) were included in the data collection period of the research, 21.2% of them benefited from the results of the research conducted on midwifery care, 63.5% of them participated in scientific meetings related to midwifery, 26% of them followed a periodical related to midwifery, and 15.4% of them were members of Midwives Association, 65.4% of them knew how to use a computer, 56.7% of them knew a foreign language at the intermediate level. The frequency of research participation of midwives who were single, younger than 35 years of age, had a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who had been working for 10 years or less, was found to be higher compared to others with the difference between them being statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Even though midwives are involved less frequently in the research process, most of them are willing to research, and have positive views that studies done on midwifery will increase the quality of midwifery care, contribute to the development of midwifery as a scientific profession, and decrease the differences in midwifery care by increasing the independence of midwives. We suggest that, academician midwives in particular, plan research projects, and work together with those working in the clinic.