Croatian Registered Nurses - Perception of Barriers to Research Utilization: A Cross-sectional Study

Authors

  • Maja Čebohin Department of Nursing and Palliative Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Nursing Institute “Professor Radivoje Radić”, Osijek, Croatia; Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1197-0104
  • Dragica Pavlović Department of Nursing and Palliative Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Nursing Institute “Professor Radivoje Radić”, Osijek, Croatia; Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
  • Robert Smolić Department of Nursing and Palliative Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Nursing Institute “Professor Radivoje Radić”, Osijek, Croatia; Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
  • Dijana Hnatešen Department of Nursing and Palliative Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Nursing Institute “Professor Radivoje Radić”, Osijek, Croatia; Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia; University Hospital Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
  • Nikolina Farčić Department of Nursing and Palliative Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Nursing Institute “Professor Radivoje Radić”, Osijek, Croatia; Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia; University Hospital Osijek, Osijek, Croatia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8289-0710
  • Ksenija Marjanović Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia; Clinical Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.6013

Keywords:

Nursing, Research utilization, Evidence-based practices

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite positive effects of research utilization on improving the quality of care, nurses meet numerous obstacles when trying to bridge the gap between the theory and utilization of research findings in nursing practice.

AIM: The study was conducted to identify barriers to research utilization in daily nursing practice among registered nurses in University Hospital Center Osijek, Croatia.

PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in University Hospital Center Osijek, Croatia in 2014. The study included 415 registered nurses, randomly selected. The BARRIERS Scale and a demographic data questionnaire were used to collect data.

RESULTS: The study identified organizational barriers as major obstacles to implementing research findings. The items rated highest were “there is insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas” (78.2%), “nurse does not feel she/he has enough authority to change patient care procedures” (77.5%), “relevant literature is not compiled in one place” (72.1%), “physicians will not cooperate with implementation” (70.5%), and “nurse does not have time to read research” (70.4%). The item “relevant literature is not compiled in one place” belongs to communication subscale, while the other items belong to organizational barriers subscale.

CONCLUSION: Registered nurses employed in University Hospital Center Osijek, Croatia perceived organizational barriers as major obstacles to research utilization.

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2021-07-25

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Čebohin M, Pavlović D, Smolić R, Hnatešen D, Farčić N, Marjanović K. Croatian Registered Nurses - Perception of Barriers to Research Utilization: A Cross-sectional Study. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 25 [cited 2021 Sep. 20];9(G):28-33. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6013

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