A Study On Demographic Information

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Demographic information
It was found that 41.0% of the nurses held a certificate or diploma in nursing, while another 14.8% possessed a post-basic or advanced diploma in nursing. The percentage of nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing was 41.4% and 2.3%, respectively. A majority (47.2%) of the nurses were working in inpatient wards, 21% in intensive care wards (ICUs), and 7.1% in outpatient units. The percentage of nurses working in operating theaters and emergency departments was 12.1% and 2.5%, respectively. Some 51.1% of the nurses had up to 5 years’ experience of working as registered nurses. The percentage of nurses with 6– 10 years’ of nursing experience was 21.9%, while another 27.0% of them reported having more than 10 years’ experience. The nurses were also asked if they had attended any training related to EBP. An overwhelming majority (82.7%) of the nurses revealed that they had not participated in any specific training on the implementation of EBP in patient care.
Beliefs and attitudes toward EBP
A set of 5 statements were used to investigate the overall beliefs and attitudes of nurses toward integrating EBP into their patient care. It was found that 64.3% of the nurses either ‘‘disagreed’’ or ‘‘strongly disagreed’’ with the statement that they preferred using traditional methods than new patient care approaches (Table 2). Another 52.8% of the nurses disagreed with the statement that they do not like people questioning their clinical practices…
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