Evaluation of Nurses’ Evidence-based Practice at Primary Health Care Centers in Baghdad City

Authors

  • Ali Hadi Muosa1 , Mohammed Fadhil Khalifa2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1616

Keywords:

Staff Nurse; Evidence-based Practice; Primary Health Care Centers

Abstract

Objectives: The study aims at evaluating the nurses’ evidence-based practices at primary health care centers

in Baghdad City.

Methodology: A descriptive design is carried out at Baghdad City’s primary health care centers from January

2en 2019 to June 1st 2020. One instrument is developed for the purpose of the study. A Non-probability, multi

stage purposive sample of (52) staff nurses, who are working at primary health care centers in Baghdad

City. The instrument is concerned with the evaluation of nurses’ evidence-based practices through (43)

items which are divided in to five main domains of attitudes, knowledge, beliefs, readiness and applications

of evidence-based practices. Content validity of the questionnaire is determined by panel of (10) experts

and Internal consistency reliability, Split-half technique, is obtained through Cronbach alpha correlation

coefficient. Data are collected through the use of the study instrument and the interview technique as means

of data collection. Data are analyzed through the use of descriptive statistical data analysis approach of

frequencies, percentages, total scores and ranges.

Results: The study findings indicate that the majority of the staff nurses have experienced poor level of

knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, readiness and application as dimensions of nurses’ evidence-based practices.

Conclusion: The study findings depict that staff nurses have experienced inadequate evidence-based

practices at primary health care centers.

Recommendation: Planned training sessions can be designed, constructed and implemented to staff nurses

at the primary health care centers relative to evidence-based practices.

Author Biography

Ali Hadi Muosa1 , Mohammed Fadhil Khalifa2

1 M.Sc., Academic Nursing Specialist, High Institute of Health Vocations, Ministry of Health and Environment,

Iraq; 2 Prof. Dr., Department of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad;

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Ali Hadi Muosa1 , Mohammed Fadhil Khalifa2. (2020). Evaluation of Nurses’ Evidence-based Practice at Primary Health Care Centers in Baghdad City. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1487-1492. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1616