A Study of the Implementation Rate of Evidence-Based Nursing Cares By Nurses in State Hospitals in Ahwaz in 2011

Document Type : Original Quantitative and Qualitative Research Paper


1 Associate professor, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan Branch, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan, Iran

2 MSc, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan Branch, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan, Iran


Background: Nurses constitute the largest group of health care providers and play a fundamental role in continuing of care and health promotion and preservation at different levels of the health provider system. After new change in the health care system, society expects more from nurses. Researchers believe that in order to elevate the quality of nursing care, acting based on the evidence and research is necessary, therefore, nursing care will be more useful and efficient.
Aim: This study aimed at the determination of the implementation rate of evidence-based nursing cares by nurses in State Hospitals in Ahwaz.
Methods: In this descriptive-correlative study, 484 nurses working in the State hospitals in Ahwaz were included with the proper sampling method. A questionnaire was used to gather complete information. ~This study was supported and approved by related specialist. The first part included the demographic characteristics of the responders, and the second part was related to the implementation rate of evidence based nursing care. The information was analyzed by SPSS 17.
Results: The results show that majority of responders (53%) were at a poor level in implementation of evidence-based nursing car. There was not any significant relation between age, experience of work ,gender, type of employment, professional states ,shifts of the studied sections and implementation of evidence-based nursing care ( p> 0.05), however, there was a significant relation between the material status, educational rate of interest in the job and rate of the implementation of evidence-based nursing care ( p< 0.05).
Conclusion: Since the majority of studied sections do not have evidence-based nursing practice, there is an urgent need for the comprehensive effort of nurse’s community and organizational support to achieve nurses’ move towards providing evidence-based nursing care.


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