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Promoting evidence-based practice through a research training program for point-of-care clinicians.

Black AT, Balneaves LG, Garossino C, Puyat JH, Qian H - J Nurs Adm (2015)

Bottom Line: Statistically significant improvement in research knowledge and ability was demonstrated.Participants and administrators identified benefits of the training program, including the impact on EBP.Providing research training opportunities to point-of-care clinicians is a promising strategy for healthcare organizations seeking to promote EBP, empower clinicians, and showcase excellence in clinical research.

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Affiliation: Author Affiliations: Research Leader (Ms Black) and Director of Professional Practice (Ms Garossino), Providence Health Care; Associate Professor (Dr Balneaves), School of Nursing, University of British Columbia; and Research Methodologist (Mr. Puyat) and Statistician (Ms Qian), Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a research training program on clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to research and evidence-based practice (EBP).

Background: EBP has been shown to improve patient care and outcomes. Innovative approaches are needed to overcome individual and organizational barriers to EBP.

Methods: Mixed-methods design was used to evaluate a research training intervention with point-of-care clinicians in a Canadian urban health organization. Participants completed the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Survey over 3 timepoints. Focus groups and interviews were also conducted.

Results: Statistically significant improvement in research knowledge and ability was demonstrated. Participants and administrators identified benefits of the training program, including the impact on EBP.

Conclusions: Providing research training opportunities to point-of-care clinicians is a promising strategy for healthcare organizations seeking to promote EBP, empower clinicians, and showcase excellence in clinical research.

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Mean scores on research knowledge, willingness, and ability to conduct research.
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Figure 1: Mean scores on research knowledge, willingness, and ability to conduct research.

Mentions: The instruments were administered through an online survey program (FluidSurveys; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) and were administered in 3 waves at various stages of the training program (Figure 1). The baseline survey (survey 1) was conducted at the time of program enrollment. Survey 2 was conducted 3 months later, after participants completed the research workshops and submitted their proposals. The final survey (survey 3) was done at the end of the program after participants completed their projects, which ranged from 18 to 24 months from baseline. The final data collection timepoint varied because of extraneous circumstances (eg, slow accrual, loss of team members) that resulted in some teams requiring additional time to complete their research.


Promoting evidence-based practice through a research training program for point-of-care clinicians.

Black AT, Balneaves LG, Garossino C, Puyat JH, Qian H - J Nurs Adm (2015)

Mean scores on research knowledge, willingness, and ability to conduct research.
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Figure 1: Mean scores on research knowledge, willingness, and ability to conduct research.
Mentions: The instruments were administered through an online survey program (FluidSurveys; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) and were administered in 3 waves at various stages of the training program (Figure 1). The baseline survey (survey 1) was conducted at the time of program enrollment. Survey 2 was conducted 3 months later, after participants completed the research workshops and submitted their proposals. The final survey (survey 3) was done at the end of the program after participants completed their projects, which ranged from 18 to 24 months from baseline. The final data collection timepoint varied because of extraneous circumstances (eg, slow accrual, loss of team members) that resulted in some teams requiring additional time to complete their research.

Bottom Line: Statistically significant improvement in research knowledge and ability was demonstrated.Participants and administrators identified benefits of the training program, including the impact on EBP.Providing research training opportunities to point-of-care clinicians is a promising strategy for healthcare organizations seeking to promote EBP, empower clinicians, and showcase excellence in clinical research.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Author Affiliations: Research Leader (Ms Black) and Director of Professional Practice (Ms Garossino), Providence Health Care; Associate Professor (Dr Balneaves), School of Nursing, University of British Columbia; and Research Methodologist (Mr. Puyat) and Statistician (Ms Qian), Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a research training program on clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to research and evidence-based practice (EBP).

Background: EBP has been shown to improve patient care and outcomes. Innovative approaches are needed to overcome individual and organizational barriers to EBP.

Methods: Mixed-methods design was used to evaluate a research training intervention with point-of-care clinicians in a Canadian urban health organization. Participants completed the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Survey over 3 timepoints. Focus groups and interviews were also conducted.

Results: Statistically significant improvement in research knowledge and ability was demonstrated. Participants and administrators identified benefits of the training program, including the impact on EBP.

Conclusions: Providing research training opportunities to point-of-care clinicians is a promising strategy for healthcare organizations seeking to promote EBP, empower clinicians, and showcase excellence in clinical research.

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