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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 307) Last page : ( 310)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00055.7

A Study to Assess The knowledge of Nurses on Evidence Based Practice in Selected Setting

Paulose Babitha1, Carvalho Laura S1, Mathew Blessy1, Mani Sr.1, D'souza Deepti Gladsy1, Mrs Bhattacharya Chanu2, D'Silva Precilla3,*

1Post Basic BSC Nursing Students, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru

2Professor, Mental Health Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru

3Lecturer, Dept of OBG Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangaluru

*Corresponding Author's Email: precilladsilva25@gmail.com, chanu123456.cb@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.


Evidence Based Practice is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The present study carried out to assess the knowledge of nurses on evidence based practice among staff nurses and faculty in selected setting. The implementation of EBP helps: To ensure patient/clients to receive the care that fits their needs, To promote patient safety by giving quality care to get better outcome, Facilitates sound decision making, Minimize the risk to the patient/client, Provide health care professionals with the skills and knowledge to evaluate health care literature and practices and exposes gaps in knowledge and conflict in evidence.

Objectives of the study

  1. To determine the level of knowledge on Evidence Based Practice among the registered nurses (faculty and staff nurse).

  2. To find the association between knowledge on Evidence Based Practice and baseline variables.


A descriptive survey design was used for the present study. Random sampling technique was used to select the subject and the total population was 175. Tool used to collect the data was baseline proforma and structured knowledge questionnaire.


The analysed data showed 50.3% of nurses have average knowledge on EBP, 42.9% of nurses have good knowledge on EBP and 6.8% nurses have poor knowledge on EBP.

Interpretation and conclusion

This study was successful in achieving aims and objectives as well as using research appropriately.





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