Knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing students Dezful university of medical sciences towards evidence-based nursing in the second semester of the academic year 2017-2018
Keywords:Evidence-based nursing, Evidence-based practice, Knowledge, Attitude, Nursing students
Introduction: Nowadays The health care systems around the world face many challenges and in many cases, health care is accompanied by many question Therefore, evidence-based practice, as an essential factor for improving health care is more emphasis. This study aimed to investigate the knowledge and attitude of nursing students of Dezful university of medical sciences toward evidence-based nursing. Method: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in the second semester of the academic year of 2017-2018 at the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of Dezful university of medical sciences. The data collection tool was a standard questionnaire "Knowledge, attitude and practice of undergraduate nursing students about evidence-based practice". Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics in SPSS software. Results: The results showed that knowledge and attitude toward evidence-based practice with access to medical evidence from the Internet (p = 0/001, r = 0/273) and journal clubs (p = 0/000, r = 0 / 306) and the use of reference books and referring to them (p = 0/000, r = 0/401), there is a statistically significant relationship (p=0/01, r=0/277). This means that the mean scores of knowledge and attitudes among students most in search of scientific evidence in various ways (internet and journal clubs and reference books), as well as easier access to evidence, were significantly higher than other students. Conclusion: Evidence-based nursing is a process that is Emphasis on the latest findings will take the best decisions in order to raise the quality of care. Therefore, it is better for students to become fully acquainted with this concept and learn it. although The students' attitudes toward evidence-based practice was moderate; But with proper planning educational reforms in the education of nursing students, can be an important step in the development and promotion of evidence-based practice picked up.
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