What do registered nurses and midwives fell and know about research?
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 985–998, May 1997
How to Cite
McSherry, R. (1997), What do registered nurses and midwives fell and know about research?. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25: 985–998. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1997.1997025985.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication 8 May 1996
This research is in the form of a quantitative study aimed at discovering‘What registered nurses and midwives feel and know about research'. Data were gathered on a fixed response questionnaire, with open spaces for comments to support the results with written factual qualitative evidence. The questionnaire was directed towards obtaining results associated with‘Attitudes’ towards research;‘Understandings’ about research, and‘Obstacles’ to implementing research. A sampling technique was used in which a total population of 765 registered nurses and midwives working in this district general hospital were involved in the study. The results demonstrate(inferential statistics chi-square and correlation tests) that registered nurses and midwives are largely in agreement with research based practices, although understanding about research in minimal and dependent on grade, length qualified, shifts and numbers of hours worked.