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)
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)
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)
Pilerot and Lindberg (2011) classified IL texts into three areas, namely Professional Practice, Policy-Making, and Research. This paper reports on an effort in assisting in policy making and professional practice. In Singapore, some efforts have been made through various government agencies to investigate and improve skills of students. Examples include(More)
Although it is widely believed that information literacy (IL) skills are useful in helping students perform better, academically or otherwise, limited empirical evidence is available showing the relationship between IL skills and IL education. A quasi-experimental pretestposttest control group study was carried out to investigate the impact of IL teaching(More)
Purpose: This study aimed to acquire knowledge about Singapore secondary school (ages 13 to 16 years old) students’ skills in searching, evaluating and using information. Methodology: A comprehensive instrument encompassing the basic IL skills, as well as a new dimension of ethical usage of information and collaborative information seeking was used for data(More)
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