2017 Home Healthcare Evidence-Based Practice Survey

February 24, 2017

Dear Home Healthcare Nurse:

My name is Linda Thiel, OP, Ph.D., RN and I am an associate professor at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). Dr. Arthur Ko (Faculty, Graduate School, UDM) and I are conducting a study to gather information from home health care nurses regarding evidence-based practice (EBP) attitudes and engagement. The results of this study will be used in developing and planning home health care nurses’ EBP engagement strategies.

Your participation is strictly voluntary. All information obtained through the survey is strictly confidential. Anonymity is ensured; participant’s name is not requested and findings will be reported as 'group' data. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

If you have questions regarding this survey, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Thiel, OP, Ph.D., RN at thiellm@udmercy.edu / 616-632-2196 or Arthur Ko, Ph.D., RN at koar@udmercy.edu / 313-993-3308.   If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Chair of the UDM Institutional Review Board, Elizabeth Hill, Ph.D., at hillelm@udmercy.edu or 313-578-0405.

Thank for your time and consideration to participate in this important study.


Arthur Ko  and Linda Thiel

This survey consists of three parts.  Part I asks questions about how you obtain nursing information.  Part II is directed toward evidence-based practice while Part III asks information about you (demographics).  

Part I:  Please select the response that most accurately describes how you get nursing information.

* 1. Considering the last time you worked, about how often did you get nursing information for patient/client care from a...

  Not at all Rare (about once) A little (2 or 3 times) Moderate (4 or 5 times) Often (more than 5 times)
 1. Colleagues(s) or peer(s)
 2. Team members from a department other than nursing.
 3. Librarian
 4. Internet/World Wide Web
 5. Electronic medical record
 6. Journals or books (excluding research)
 7. Policies or procedures
 8. Home healthcare agency's online health or care resources
 9. Nurses in specialty areas

* 2. Overall, do you have adequate access to information you need to provide quality nursing care?

* 3. Overall, on a scale from 1 (novice) to 5 (expert), how would you rate your ability to use the following at your workplace:

  1 (novice) 2 3 4 5 (expert)
1. Computer
2. Electronic charting system used by your home healthcare agency
3. Electronic medical record system used by your home healthcare agency
4. World Wide Web / Internet
33% of survey complete.
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