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ORTUNO-SORIANO, Ismael; POSADA-MORENO, Paloma  and  FERNANDEZ-DEL-PALACIO, Encarnación. Attitude and motivation in relation to research into a new stage of opportunity for nurses. Index Enferm [online]. 2013, vol.22, n.3, pp.132-136. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: Knowing the motivation and attitude of nurses towards research in a tertiary spanish hospital. Methods: Cross-sectional study with a validated self-administered questionnaire to 100% of nurses. The response scale used is Likert. Results: 487 valid questionnaires were obtained (response rate: 37.1%; sampling error: 4.04%). The 74.1% of nurses recognizes research as proper function and 94.1% said that research brings benefits to professional practice. They consider publications not brings prestige (74.2%), there is lack of time (60.6%), motivation (55.1%), knowledge (38.5%), financial resources (64.3%) and bibliographic (48.2%) to investigate. Conclusions: The professionals surveyed have interest and want to investigate, but there is little motivation and many perceived barriers to develop it. It must enable strategies that promote research, now constituting Care Research Group of the Institutes of Health Research, a great opportunity.

Keywords : Nursing; Research; Motivation; Attitude; Questionnaires.

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