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The journal club : enhancing research awareness

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dc.contributor.author Leamy, Katherine Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-27T02:03:26Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T00:29:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-27T02:03:26Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T00:29:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2000
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/26583
dc.description.abstract Research awareness and research utilisation are important issues in the profession of nursing. Evidence based health care demands that nurses develop research based nursing practice. A number of strategics have been developed to facilitate this happening. One strategy, which has been identified for improving research knowledge and research utilisation, is the journal club. The aim of this research study was to identify and highlight the barriers to and influences on research awareness and utilisation in a New Zealand nursing population. This was achieved using two methods that gained complementary information surrounding research awareness and utilisation. Focus groups were held with two journal clubs to gain insight and understanding into how journal clubs as a strategy may influence research awareness, while a survey of 200 nurses was undertaken to establish a greater understanding of issues surrounding research utilisation in a New Zealand nursing population. The survey results identified that a positive attitude to research and the availability of research are the two main variables influencing research utilisation in a New Zealand nursing population. The focus group results indicated that journal clubs have the potential to raise research awareness when certain factors are addressed. There needs to be adequate support and commitment from colleagues and the organisation, research findings need to be accessible, barriers need to be reduced, and there needs to be less resistance to change. Together the focus group and survey results provide insights into the issues surrounding research awareness and utilisation in a New Zealand nursing population. The journal club as a strategy for promoting research awareness and possibly leading to research utilisation demonstrated many benefits, resulting in a list of strategies to assist in the successful implementation of a journal club. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title The journal club : enhancing research awareness en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Social Science Research en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ


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