liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Factors Influencing the Use of Evidence-Based Practice among Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in Their Clinical Work
Jönköping University.
Samrehab, Värnamo Hospital.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Futurum Region Jönköping County, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice, ISSN 1540-580X, E-ISSN 1540-580X, Vol. 14, no 3, 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process through which research is applied in daily clinical practice. Occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) are expected to work in line with EBP in order to optimise health care resources. This expectation is too seldom fulfilled. Consequently, research findings may not be implemented in clinical practice in a timely manner, or at all. To remedy this situation, additional knowledge is needed regarding what factors influence the process of EBP among practitioners. The purpose of the present study was to identify factors that influence the use of EBP and the experienced effects of the use of EBP among PTs and OTs in their clinical work. Method: This was a qualitative interview study that consisted of six group interviews involving either OTs or PTs employed by the Jönköping County Council in the South of Sweden. Resulting data were analysed using content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in the following categories: “definition of evidence and EBP”, “sources of evidence”, “barriers to acquiring evidence and to using evidence in clinical work”, “factors that facilitate the acquisition of evidence and the use of evidence in clinical work”, and “personal experiences of using EBP”. Basing clinical practice on scientific evidence evoked positive experiences, although an ambivalent view towards acting on clinical experience was evident. Participants reported that time for and increased knowledge about searching for, evaluating, and implementing EBP were needed. Conclusion: Because OTs are more oriented towards professional theories and models, and PTs are more focused on randomised controlled trials of interventions, different strategies appear to be needed to increase EBP in these two professions. Management support was considered vital to the implementation of EBP. However, the personal obligation to work in line with EBP must also be emphasised; the participants apparently underestimate its importance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NSUWorks , 2016. Vol. 14, no 3, 7
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-136117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-136117DiVA: diva2:1085134
Available from: 2017-03-28 Created: 2017-03-28 Last updated: 2017-04-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kammerlind, Ann-Sofi
By organisation
Division of PhysiotherapyFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
In the same journal
The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice
Medical and Health SciencesHealth SciencesPhysiotherapyOccupational Therapy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 30 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf