Adopting Evidence-Based Practice: A Critique

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Adopting Evidence-Based Practice: A Critique
Kristy M. Chester
Liberty University
MSN Educator Track
NURS 500
Dr. Tammy Jones
June 09, 2012

Adopting Evidence-Based Practice: A Critique
Part I Comprehension
The article that will be critiqued is titled “Adopting Evidence-Base Practice in Clinical Decision Making: Nurses’ Perceptions, Knowledge, And Barriers” (Majid et al., 2011, p. 229). The content of the research article does fit well with the title of the article. The title of the article is the basis for the questionnaires used to collect data for the study. The questionnaires ask in detail about perceptions,
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Understanding of EBP and how to implement into practice as well as time to do so (Majid et al.). The purpose of the study was “to investigate perceptions of registered nurses, working n public hospitals in Singapore, toward adopting EBP in their practice” (Majid et al., p. 230).
Literature Review
The references used in the research article are a mix between current and not current. 8 references used are within 5 years. 6 of the references used are within 10 years and 8 articles used in this research are more than 10 years old. The authors do not really critique the articles used in the research, however discuss past studies that have been conducted and barriers found within each of the studies from the research from the results of that research. As a whole the literature review shows a limitation from the environment and participants in the study. There have been no comprehensive studies in the Southeast Asia area about EBP and nurses feelings and perceptions which limits the generalization of the population (Majid et al., 2011). The last paragraph of the literature review reviews the limitation of the review, states the purpose, and lastly suggestions for practice and how the study will be helpful to training programs of
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232). The mean and standard deviation was used for certain sections of the study as well as mean scores. Not all sections used a statistical test to discuss results. “A weak relationship was found between the ability of the nurses to implement EBP and their length of experience, P=0.05” (Majid et al., p. 232). “The relationship between the overall self-efficacy of nurses and their highest professional qualifications was found to be highly significant, P=0.00 (Majid et al., p. 232). “Similarly a highly significant relationship was found between the overall self perceived ability of nurses to undertake different EBP activities and their participation in EBP training courses, P=0.00” (Majid et al., p. 232). “Highest nursing qualifications and attending EBP training were significant, P=0.00, a significant relationship was found between importance of EBP training and participation in previous EBP training, P=0.01, years of experience, P=0.00, and highest nursing qualification, P=0.00” (Majid et al., p. 233). The use of search features showed a low result but “nurses with a degree in nursing, P=0.00, nurses who had attended EBP training, P=0.00 and nurses who had up to 5 years experience, P=0.00 “(Majid et al., p.

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