A few studies opined the prevalence of supposed barriers to the research use at the hospital setting. They argued that such barriers affected the capability of nurses to implement evidence-based practice in the hospitals. The article endeavors to analyze this finding. The article is not able to discern evidence to establish the affiliation between barriers to the research use and application of evidence-based practices in the hospital setting. The data was collected by using the computerized random selection method. The researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey. The research participants belonged to the hospitals of southern California. The researchers identified dependent variables such as practice, attitude, and knowledge or skills.
The article employed hierarchical multiple regression analysis to appraise variables. A few research participants revealed awareness regarding barriers to the research use. The article is significant because it has challenged the hypothesis concerning the inability of the nurses to implement evidence-based practice in their organizations. For example, only 2.7 percent of research participants comprehended barriers to the research use in nursing practice. The article has negated the results of previous research. According to previous studies, there were key barriers to the research use in the hospitals. It affected the capability of nurses to employ evidence-based practice in their organizations. At the same time, the article avers that 43 percent of research participants did not give their outlook regarding central issues such as innovation and research quality. One limitation of the article is that it has depended on the cross-sectional survey.
The research methodology may be imperfect. It utilizes self-reported questionnaires provided to research participants. At the same time, the study is noteworthy. It has questioned the result of the previous research, which had assumed prevalence of barriers to implementation of evidence-based practice in the hospitals. The article has shown the need to use other variables and research participants to locate the nurses affected by alleged barriers to the research use. The article shows that nurses can overcome perceived barriers to the research use. Nurses do not encounter notable problems while implementing evidence-based practice in their hospitals (Brown et al, 2010).
The research article is applicable to evidence-based practice in the hospital setting. Nurses tend to evade implementation of evidence-based practice. Nurses allege that they face significant barriers to research. The article shows that nurses can use various tools of analysis to solve problems of their patients. Nurses need to study their patients and diseases affecting them. In this way, they are able to offer high quality service to their patients. Nurses can augment their knowledge and expertise pertaining to their profession. Over a period, they can accrue superior knowledge in their field. Nurses need to implement evidence-based practice in the hospitals. By using the data, they are able to rationalize their decisions. Nurses also need to exhibit a positive attitude towards evidence-based practice. At the same time, researchers need to find evidence to oppose the findings of this research article. For example, a few nurses may lack opinion with reference to issues such as innovation and research quality. Researchers need to discern evidence to substantiate the prevalence of perceived barriers to research. Researchers can support nurses in the implementation of evidence-based practice in their organizations. The article persuades nurses to exploit the data to improve the quality of service. In this way, nurses are able to improve knowledge and skills pertaining to their profession.
Brown, C.E., Ecoff, L., Kim, S.C., Wickline, M.A., Rose, B., Klimpel, K., and Glaser, D. (2010). Multi-institutional study of barriers to research utilization and evidence- based practice among hospital nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, 1944- 1951.