Open Journal of Nursing

Volume 6, Issue 12 (December 2016)

ISSN Print: 2162-5336   ISSN Online: 2162-5344

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Evidence-Based Practice and Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Long-Term Care

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DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2016.612094    1,783 Downloads   3,060 Views   Citations


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between evidence-based practice (EBP) and job satisfaction among nurses working in long-term care facilities. Methods: The study used a descriptive cross-sectional design. A total of 146 nurses working in 6 long-term care facilities in South Korea self-reported their perception of EBP implementation, barriers to research utilization, and job satisfaction. Results: The level of job satisfaction was higher in nurses who were single, older, more experienced, and had a higher income. Lower perceived barriers to research utilization were associated with greater job satisfaction. However, there was no significant relationship between a level of EBP implementation and job satisfaction. Factors influencing job satisfaction included lower barriers to the organization and communication domains of research utilization, being unmarried and older. Conclusion: Decreasing barriers to research utilization may improve the job satisfaction of nurses working in long-term care facilities.

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Kang, H. (2016) Evidence-Based Practice and Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Long-Term Care. Open Journal of Nursing, 6, 977-986. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2016.612094.

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