The purpose of this quantitative, descriptive study is to explore and describe Emergency Department nurses' perceived barriers to research utilization. The setting of this study takes place in the Emergency Department of a community hospital in North Central Texas. The BARRIERS to Research Utilization Scale (Funk, Champagne, Wiese, & Tornquist, 1991a) was the questionnaire used in this study. Sixteen completed questionnaires were obtained.
The greatest barrier identified by this sample was that nurses do not feel they have enough authority to affect change, which is the same primary barrier found by Funk, Champagne, Wiese, and Tornquist in 1991. Implications for future research studies include a larger scale study with a larger sample size. Understanding the perceived barriers to research utilization can help decrease these barriers and promote the use of research in nursing practice.
|School||THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON|
About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.
PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.