Knowledge Management, Beliefs, and Competence on Evidence-Based Practice, Evidence-Based Decision Making of Nurses in General Hospitals

간호조직의 지식관리, 간호사의 근거기반실무 신념 및 역량이 근거기반 의사결정에 미치는 영향

Jang, In-Sook;Park, Myonghwa

  • Received : 2015.11.10
  • Accepted : 2016.02.13
  • Published : 2016.02.29


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how knowledge management of hospital and nurses' beliefs and competences on evidence-based practice can affect evidence-based decision making. Methods: In this descriptive study, a total of 184 nurses who were working in the five general hospitals participated. The data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire in September, 2014. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and step-wise multiple regression with SPSS/WIN Statistics 21.0 program. Results: Evidence-based decision making was correlated with EBP beliefs (r=.55, p<.001), EBP competence (r=.57, p<.001), and knowledge management (r=.50, p<.001). Hierarchical regression analysis showed that EBP beliefs (${\beta}=.18$, p=.005), EBP competence (${\beta}=.37$, p<.001), organizational knowledge management (${\beta}=.27$, p<.001) explained 48.6% of evidence based decision making (p<.001). Conclusion: The study results indicated that evidence-based practice competences, organizational knowledge management, and evidence-based practice beliefs were important factors on evidence-based decision making. In order to improve evidence-based practice among nurses through organizational knowledge management, EBP beliefs and competence at individual level need to be considered and incorporated into any systemic training of EBP.


Evidence-based practice;Knowledge management;Decision making;Beliefs;Competence


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