Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Determining Attitudes of Nurses Toward Evidence-Based Nursing in a University Hospital Sample


Department of Nursing, Biruni University Faculty of Health Science, İstanbul, Turkey


Nursing Services Directorate, İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

FNJN Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing 2020; 28: 268-275
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2020.19022
Read: 122 Downloads: 64 Published: 26 October 2020

AIM: This study aimed to determine the attitudes of nurses working in a university hospital toward evidence-based nursing.

METHOD: This descriptive and cross-sectional research included 529 nurses working in a university hospital during November 1 to November 30, 2018. Data were collected using the information form and Attitude Toward Evidence-Based Nursing Questionnaire (AEBNQ). Descriptive statistical methods, the Shapiro–Wilk test, the Mann–Whitney U test, and the Kruskal–Wallis test were used for statistical analyses.

RESULTS: The average age of the nurses was 36.55±9.29 years, 91.1% were female, and the average work experience was 12.61±9.56 years. Moreover, 53.4% of the nurses were working in surgical departments, and 50.3% were working as clinical nurses. The total mean score of AEBNQ of the nurses was 58.23±9.34, and it was determined that their attitudes toward evidence-based nursing was positive. It was confirmed that for some subscales, the mean scores of AEBNQ of the female nurses and nurses working in internal disease departments were significantly high.

CONCLUSION: Attitudes of the nurses toward evidence-based nursing were found to be positive. It was concluded that the department in which the nurses worked and being female affected their attitudes toward evidence-based nursing.

Cite this article as: Karakoç-Kumsar, A., Polat, Ş., Afşar-Doğrusöz, L. (2020). Determining attitudes of nurses toward evidence-based nursing in a university hospital sample. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 28(3), 268-275.

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