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Enfermería Global

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GUADARRAMA ORTEGA, David. Barriers to the utilisation of research: descriptive study performed on nurses at a hospital in the southwest of Madrid. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.43, pp.261-274. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objectives: To identify barriers to the utilization of research as perceived by nurses at the University Hospital Alcorcón (HUFA) Foundation and their facilitators. Specific objectives: To assess the differences in scale scores THE BARRIERS depending on the different variables studied. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted during May 2014. The study population were all nurses working in the HUFA. The questionnaire included THE BARRIERS scale of S.Funk et al. It was facilitated by an online survey distributed through the corporate mail hospital. Results: 69 nurses (16%) completed the survey, 67 surveys were valid. The barriers identified with the highest score were: "The nurse is unaware of the research" mean = 3.33 (SD = 0.89); and " Physicians will not cooperate with implementation" mean = 3.26 (SD = 0.86). Statistically significant differences were found in the total score of THE BARRIERS scale based on experience as a nurse, post-graduate training, and have made previous research. No significant differences were found in terms of other variables. Conclusions: Although lack of time is identified as the main barrier to research in most of the studies, here appears behind other as the unknowing of research or lack of cooperation. But lack of time appears as one of the main barriers in free text responses.

Keywords : Nursing; Nurses; Barriers; Research Utilization.

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