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UNLABELLED ABSTRACT Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) has become the desired standard within all health disciplines because the integration of the best evidence into clinical practice is fundamental to optimizing patient outcomes. The valuing of research and research-based knowledge as the basis for decision making is explicit in current discourse(More)
This study examined the prevalence and profiles of behavioural and biomedical risk factors of heart disease in a randomized community sample of 843 Canadian women. Sociodemographic characteristics were also examined to determine their association with women who have multiple primary risk factors versus risk factor-free women. A greater proportion of(More)
BACKGROUND The interest in finding ways to bridge the gap between nursing research and implementation of findings into practice has been increasing. Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) may be a bridge between frontline nurses and current developments in practice. While several researchers have studied the use of evidence by nurses in general, no known studies(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of a 12-week e-mail intervention promoting physical activity and nutrition, and to describe participant use and satisfaction feedback. DESIGN A longitudinal, randomized trial. SETTING Five large workplaces in Alberta, Canada. PARTICIPANTS One thousand forty-three participants completed all three assessments, and 1263(More)
This study examines perspective transformation (or professional resocialization) in RN-to-BSN students obtaining their degree by distance education. A socialization scale was used to compare newly admitted and graduating RN-to-BSN students who had taken their courses onsite, by distance education, or a mixture of the two methods. The scores of entering and(More)
Nurse educators are becoming recognized as important facilitators of research use in the health care system, thereby contributing to improved patient and system outcomes. Currently, no published studies could be located that specifically examined critical thinking dispositions and research utilization of nurse educators. This paper reports research(More)
PURPOSE Determine the proportion of adults aware of Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living (Guide) and its specific recommendations (objective 1); whether key demographic factors (objective 2a) and physical activity behavior (objective 2b) are associated with awareness and specific familiarity with the Guide; and if changes in awareness(More)
Effects of an intervention that combined self-instruction with multiple exemplar training on the generalized problem solving of five high school students with severe mental retardation were examined. Innovative features of the intervention included (a) preteaching self-instruction to proficiency with one exemplar before introducing multiple exemplars and(More)
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