Research on knowledge sources used in nursing practices

Ozsoy S. , ARDAHAN M.

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, vol.28, no.5, pp.602-609, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nedt.2007.09.013
  • Title of Journal : NURSE EDUCATION TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.602-609


This paper reports a questionnaire-based investigation into the knowledge sources used by nurses in two Turkish university hospitals, and whether these knowledge sources were related to sociodemographic variables. 78.5% of the nurses said that practice should be based on evidence and 75.9% stated that this evidence should come from research. 80.7% stated that evidence-based practice was useful. However, evidence that was not based on research constituted the first three most frequently used sources of knowledge. Sources of evidence-based on research were detected as being in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 10th positions regarding the frequency of use. The nurses expressed a belief that nursing practices should be based on evidence, but did not reflect this belief in their behavior. Crown Copyright (C) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.