Barriers and facilitators of utilizing research among nurses in Nepal
Background: This study determined the perceived barriers to and facilitators of Nepalese nurses in utilizing research in the workplace. Evidence-based nursing practice provides the synergy for high-quality patient care, but it does not seem to be the case in underdeveloped countries, such as Nepal. Method: A descriptive, cross-sectional study involving 97 nurses from Nepal was conducted. Data were collected using the BARRIERS Scale and a facilitator questionnaire. Results: The top three barriers to research utilization in Nepalese nurses are (a) research reports and articles are not readily available (80.5%), (b) inadequate facilities for implementation (75.3%), and (c) research reports and articles are not published fast enough (71.6%). The top three facilitators perceived to encourage Nepalese nurses to utilize or participate in research are (a) initiation of nursing research projects (27.4%), (b) educational update on research methods (16.7%), and (c) provision of funding for research (15.5%). Conclusion: Findings from this study mirror the barriers to research utilization experienced by nurses in other countries. Macro-and micro-level support are needed to foster a culture of evidence-based practice among Nepalese nurses to empower them in making informed decisions based on research in providing quality patient care.
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Srijana, K. C.; Subramaniam, Prithwi Raj; and Paudel, Sarita, "Barriers and facilitators of utilizing research among nurses in Nepal" (2016). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 770.