|Ranking of barriers to evidence-based practice|
|Rank||Item||Mean score (SD)|
|Barriers to finding and reviewing evidence1|
|1||I do not have sufficient time to find research reports||2.29 (0.9)|
|2||I do not have sufficient time to find organizational information (guidelines, protocols etc.)||2.35 (0.9)|
|3||I do not feel confident in judging the quality of research reports||2.65 (1.0)|
|4||I think that understanding English-language research reports is especially difficult||2.83 (1.1)|
|5||I find it difficult to identify the implications of research findings for my own practice||2.90 (0.9)|
|6||Organizational information (protocols, guidelines etc.) is not easy to find||2.94 (0.9)|
|7||Research reports are not easy to find||2.99 (0.9)|
|8||I find it difficult to identify the implications of organizational information (protocols, guidelines etc.) for my own practice||3.06 (0.9)|
|9||I find it difficult to understand research reports||3.10 (0.9)|
|10||I do not know how to find organizational information (protocols, guidelines etc.)||3.23 (1.1)|
|11||I do not know how to find appropriate research reports||3.44 (1.1)|
|Barriers to changing practice on the basis of ‘best’ evidence1|
|1||There is insufficient time at work to implement changes in practice||2.88 (1.0)|
|2||There are insufficient resources (e.g. equipment) to change practice||3.08 (0.8)|
|3||I lack the authority in the workplace to change practice||3.26 (0.8)|
|4||I do not feel confident about beginning to change my practice||3.30 (0.9)|
|5||The culture of my team is not receptive to changing practice||3.76 (0.8)|
|Colleagues supporting you in changing practice2|
|1||Doctors with whom I work are supportive of my changing practice||2.86 (0.7)|
|2||Nurse managers are supportive of my changing practice||2.57 (0.8)|
|3||Nursing colleagues are supportive of my changing practice||2.55 (0.7)|
|4||Practice managers are supportive of my changing practice||2.48 (0.7)|
Note: SD, standard deviation.
1Each item is scored as follows: 1 = never; 2 = seldom; 3 = sometimes; 4 = frequently; 5 = Always.
2Each item is scored as follows: 5 = never; 4 = seldom; 3 = sometimes; 2 = frequently; 1 = Always.
Dalheim et al.
Dalheim et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:367 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-367