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Midwives attitude and barriers of evidence based practice in maternity care

(2018) Midwives attitude and barriers of evidence based practice in maternity care. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. pp. 120-128. ISSN 1394195X


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Objectives: Midwives have a crucial role in providing optimal care for pregnant women. One of the most important policies for quality improvement in maternity care is implementation of evidence-based practice. However, the application of evidence-based practice within the maternity health care setting faces many challenges. The purpose of this study was to describe Iranian midwives attitude and perceived barriers of evidence based practice in maternity care. Methods: In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, a census sample of 76 midwives from two public hospitals and urban health centers in Torbat Heydariyeh, a city east of Iran were surveyed. Data collection tools were two reliable and valid questionnaires that measure midwives' attitudes and barriers of implementation of evidence-based practice. Data were analysed using SPSS version 16. Results: The mean age and years of experience were 29.30 ± 4.86 and 5.22 ± 4.21 years, respectively. The mean score of attitude was 40.85 ± 4.84 (range = 3060). This study also found time constraints (2.70 ± 0.92), inadequate facilities (2.64 ± 0.72), non-compilation of literature in one place (2.59 ± 0.92), lack of cooperation of physicians (2.48 ± 1.06) and the feeling of inadequate authority (2.45 ± 0.88) as the top five barriers to implementing EBP. Conclusion: Survey participants demonstrated a positive attitude toward EBP. Organisational comprehensive strategies such as time efficiency, adequate material and human resources, familiarity with organisations such as the Cochrane Collaboration and managerial support for increasing professional legitimate authority are recommended to promote the use of Evidence-Based Practice in Iran. © Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2018.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: evidence-based practice, attitude, barriers, midwives, maternity care
Page Range: pp. 120-128
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Journal Index: ISI, Scopus
Volume: 25
Number: 3
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Identification Number: 10.21315/mjms2018.25.3.12
ISSN: 1394195X
Depositing User: دکتر محبوبه عبداللهی

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