Intan Azura Mokhtar

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OBJECTIVE Evidence-based practice (EBP) provides nurses with a method to use critically appraised and scientifically proven evidence for delivering quality health care to a specific population. The objective of this study was to explore nurses' awareness of, knowledge of, and attitude toward EBP and factors likely to encourage or create barriers to(More)
Many studies have revealed that appropriate information literacy (IL) skills can improve the learning process, performance, and achievements of students and ultimately guide them in the desired direction of becoming knowledge workers. However, traditional methods of teaching IL have not always been successful due to several limitations, including short-term(More)
With rapid developments in information technology (IT) and the increasingly sophisticated abilities of IT users, schools have the inevitable task of integrating IT in their school curriculum. Due to prevalent use of educational technology in schools, it is often questioned whether information literacy is necessary in the school curriculum, especially when(More)
Increased demand for medical or healthcare services has meant that nurses are to take on a more proactive and independent role intending to patients, providing basic treatment and deciding relevant clinical practice. This, in turn, translates into the need for nurses to be able to translate research and evidence into their practice more efficiently and(More)
BACKGROUND A study was conducted at Singapore's National University Hospital to elicit registered nurses' attitudes, knowledge, barriers, facilitating factors, education, and training regarding evidence-based practice. METHODS A 13-question survey that was administered to all registered nurses yielded 1,114 (75.4%) usable returns for analysis. RESULTS(More)
Information literacy (IL) has become a vital competency in the current knowledge society. For students, the key to becoming independent learners and future knowledge workers lies in being information literate. However, existing information literacy education approaches have not been very successful in equipping students with these crucial skills to ensure(More)
This study aimed to find out what were the attitudes of young people (aged 18 to 24) in Singapore towards medical or health information seeking. This study also compared the responses between male and female youths. The findings of this study seemed to suggest that youths might not actually be novices in the autonomous search of health information and(More)