Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR)

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mayers, Pat en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Iradukunda, Favorite en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T11:23:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-28T11:23:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Iradukunda, F. 2016. Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR). University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20931
dc.description.abstract Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an important component in improving the health care outcomes of a country's population. Despite the importance and relevance of EBP to nursing, nurses do not routinely understand and use evidence-based principles in their everyday practice. This may influence the attitudes and knowledge of students who do not become exposed to the practice of EBP during their training. Nurses, who are considered to be the backbone of the health care profession, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, should be introduced to the basic principles of EBP during their pre-registration programmes. Moreover, EBP teaching input should be both theoretical and practical with continuity throughout the whole nursing programme. The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of, attitudes towards and application of EBP by nursing students from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Rwanda. The study design was quantitative, descriptive and non-experimental. A total of 82 students participated in the study. An anonymous, self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data from third- and fourth-year nursing students from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Ethical approval was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Cape Town's Health Sciences Faculty, and from the Directorate of Science, Technology and Research at the Rwandan Ministry of Education. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Nursing en_ZA
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR) en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Nursing and Midwifery en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Iradukunda, F. (2016). <i>Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR)</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Nursing and Midwifery. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20931 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Iradukunda, Favorite. <i>"Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR)."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Nursing and Midwifery, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20931 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Iradukunda F. Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR). [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Division of Nursing and Midwifery, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20931 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Iradukunda, Favorite AB - Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an important component in improving the health care outcomes of a country's population. Despite the importance and relevance of EBP to nursing, nurses do not routinely understand and use evidence-based principles in their everyday practice. This may influence the attitudes and knowledge of students who do not become exposed to the practice of EBP during their training. Nurses, who are considered to be the backbone of the health care profession, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, should be introduced to the basic principles of EBP during their pre-registration programmes. Moreover, EBP teaching input should be both theoretical and practical with continuity throughout the whole nursing programme. The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of, attitudes towards and application of EBP by nursing students from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Rwanda. The study design was quantitative, descriptive and non-experimental. A total of 82 students participated in the study. An anonymous, self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data from third- and fourth-year nursing students from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Ethical approval was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Cape Town's Health Sciences Faculty, and from the Directorate of Science, Technology and Research at the Rwandan Ministry of Education. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR) TI - Knowledge, attitudes and application of evidence-based practice by third and fourth year undergraduate nursing students at the University of Rwanda (UR) UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20931 ER - en_ZA


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