A survey of Hong Kong nurses' perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of research utilization.

@article{Chau2008ASO,
  title={A survey of Hong Kong nurses' perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of research utilization.},
  author={Janita Pak-Chun Chau and Violeta Lopez and David R Thompson},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={640-9}
}
A survey of 1,487 nurses was conducted to examine barriers to and facilitators of research utilization. Characteristics of the organization were the greatest barriers to research utilization; the highest ranked of these were inadequate facilities, lack of authority to change practice, lack of time, and lack of cooperation from physicians. The three highest ranked organizational facilitators were managerial support, colleague support, and education to increase nursing knowledge. Age and years of… CONTINUE READING

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