Assessment of attitude of staff nurses on nursing research and its utilization

Y. N. Shashidhara, B. S. Shakuntala

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Staff nurses involvement in clinical nursing research is dependent on the attitude of nurses toward research. The objective of this study was to explore the attitude of staff nurses on Nursing research and its utilization at selected institutions in Bangalore, Karnataka. Methodology: The descriptive study design was adopted and 300 staff nurses were selected by systematic random sampling technique from eight hospitals. The attitude on nursing research was assessed by validated and reliable self-administered attitude scale which consist of 40 items. Results: The overall mean attitude was score 130.2 (SD 11.5) regarding attitude on Nursing research and its utilization. The most of the staff nurses (51%) agreed and 18.3% strongly agreed that they have all the motivation to use research findings if they get support. About 25.3 percent of staff nurses agreed and 10.7 percent strongly agreed that they do not have time to conduct research. The most of the staff nurses 53.7 percent agreed that research will help in updating Nursing profession. About 45.3 percent and 17.3 percent agreed and strongly agreed that knowledge gained through experience is more useful than research. Most (40%) of Nurses agreed that thy do not have the authority to change the patient care practice. The majority of staff nurses (45.7 percent agreed and 13 percent strongly agreed) feel the research will consume their personal time. Majority, 50 percent of staff nurses agreed and 16.7 percent strongly agreed that to conduct and utilize research findings requires financial support. About 50 percent of staff nurses agreed and 12 percent strongly agreed that physicians will cooperate and value nursing research findings. Conclusion: Based on the study findings it can be concluded that, the staff nurses have positive attitude regarding nursing research. If the nurses are supported and motivated for research utilization it can improve the patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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