Barriers of research utilization from the perspective of nurses in Eastern Turkey

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      This study was performed to determine the barriers to the implementation of nursing research findings, as perceived by the nurses working in the Eastern Anatolian Region.


      The study was performed in the Eastern Anatolian Region between April and July 2009. A cross-sectional design was used in this study. Thirteen hospitals were randomly selected using a cluster sampling technique, encompassing general hospitals in all cities of this region. A total of 1094 nurses who agreed to participate in the study were included. The data was collected with a questionnaire and “Barriers Scale”. Average, percentage distribution, and parametric statistical tests were used in data analyses.


      According to the Barriers Scale, it was determined that the most important impediment perceived by the nurses was “insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas”. The average point of overall scale was found to be 68.38 ± 14.66.


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