The Effects of an Evidence-based Nursing Training Workshop on Critical Care Nurses’ Self-efficacy: A Two-group Pretest-posttest Quasi-experimental Study

  • Kobra Esfandani
  • Zeynab Abolhasani
  • Ali Bahramifar
  • Saeedeh Memare
  • Hossein Mrdanparvar
  • Abolfazl Rahimi
Keywords: Self Efficacy, Evidence Based Nursing, Critical Care, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Evidence-based nursing and self-efficacy are significant factors behind quality care delivery in critical care units. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effects of an evidence-based nursing training workshop on critical care nurses’ self-efficacy. Methods: This two-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study was undertaken in 2016 in two large-scale hospitals in Tehran, Iran. The participating nurses from one hospital were purposefully allocated to the intervention group and the other hospital’s participants comprised the control group. A convenience sample of 45 nurses was selected from each hospital. For nurses in the intervention group, an evidence-based nursing training workshop was held in four two-hour sessions on two successive days, while the nurses in the control group received no specific evidence-based nursing training. Findings: After the intervention, these values increased to 51.1±2.49 and 61.6±2.05, respectively. The increase in the intervention group was statistically significant (P = 0.001), while the increase in the control group was insignificant (P = 0.06). Thus, the posttest mean score of self-efficacy in the intervention group was significantly greater than the control group. Conclusion: Evidence-based nursing training significantly improves the nurses’ self-efficacy. Therefore, healthcare policy-makers and authorities are recommended to provide nurses with in-service and evidence-based nursing training programs.

 

Author Biographies

Kobra Esfandani

Master student of critical care Nursing, Iran, Tehran, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing

Zeynab Abolhasani

MSc of nursing, Nursing faculty, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Ali Bahramifar

Anesthesiology, Trauma Research Center, School of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Saeedeh Memare

PhD in Nursing, Assistant Professor, Iran, Tehran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Nursing, Nursing Management

Hossein Mrdanparvar

Master student of critical care Nursing, Iran, Esfehan, Esfehan University of Medical Sciences. Faculty of Nursing

Abolfazl Rahimi

PhD Assistant Professor, Health Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Medicine, Quran and Hadith Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

 

 

Published
2019-10-08
Section
Research Articles