Conflict of interest: No conflict of interest has been declared by the authors.
Implementation of evidence-based nursing practice for diabetic patients: An Iranian experience
Article first published online: 1 OCT 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 19, Issue Supplement S3, pages 73–80, September 2013
How to Cite
Varaei, S., Salsali, M. and Cheraghi, M. A. (2013), Implementation of evidence-based nursing practice for diabetic patients: An Iranian experience. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19: 73–80. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12170
Author contributions: Shokoh Varaei contributed to the study design, data collection and analysis, and is responsible for the drafting of the manuscript.
Mahvash Salsali and Mohammad Ali Cheraghi contributed to the study design, supervision, data analysis, manuscript writing and critical revisions for important intellectual content.
- Issue published online: 30 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 1 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: FEB 2013
- School of Nursing and Midwifery
- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
- diabetic foot ulcer;
- evidence-based nursing practice;
- qualitative content analysis
Evidence-based nursing is recognized as an indicator of quality in nursing practice, a basis for accountability and the gold standard of professional nursing care. The aim of this study was to explore nurses’ experiences and perceptions about evidence-based nursing practice in giving care to patients with diabetic foot ulcers. A qualitative research design was adopted, and content analysis was used to analyse data. Semistructured interviews were held with 19 bachelor-degree nurses working in a teaching hospital in an urban area of Iran. During data analysis, two main themes developed: ‘structural backgrounds of the organization’ and ‘empowerment’. Accordingly, it was concluded that successful implementation of evidence-based nursing requires the reconfiguration of the administrative structure in the hospital. In addition, it requires the support of nurse leaders to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based nursing in the practice.