Behavioural intention and user acceptance of research evidence for Queensland nurses: provision of solutions from the clinician

Moloney, Clint Wayne (2013) Behavioural intention and user acceptance of research evidence for Queensland nurses: provision of solutions from the clinician. Nurse Education in Practice, 13 (4). pp. 310-316. ISSN 1471-5953


In order to maintain high standards of care in practice, renal nurses must become effective utilisers of research and evidence based practice. Many models for effective evidence based implementation have been published in an attempt to encourage a positive cultural shift in meeting this necessary nurse competency. Yet in reality a great disparity still exists between what the profession knows to be an ideal world and what they are actually able to achieve. This paper presents an evaluation of that reality through the eyes of Queensland renal nurses. Initially known barriers to research or evidence based practice utilisation will be discussed in addition to some home grown solutions from those clinicians. Nurses who participated in this study presented some unique perspectives on known barriers to research utilisation, re-affirming those detailed within the literature and conversely revealing new concepts worth additional exploration. New concepts warranting a broader in-depth exploration included the influence of family on nurse decision making and the effect of overseas trained health professionals on necessary change. In addition Queensland renal nurse's overwhelming supported the need for a filtered or a controlled approach to research activity naming this model in post interview discussions 'The Spillway Model'.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: �Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Published online 11 May 2013. Restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 06:30
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 05:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: evidence based practice; research utilisation; renal nurses
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110312 Nephrology and Urology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.03.017

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