Background

Since its publication in 2006 by Professor Dominic and Dr Penney Upton, the Evidence Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ) has been adopted by professionals globally (being used in more than 40 countries) and translated into more than 18 different languages. These pages summarise the questionnaire, the team behind the questionnaire, the research that has been undertaken with the EBPQ and future projects currently in progress or planning.

In addition, it allows you to download the questionnaire in both English and other available languages. There is also a list of publications and references to research being completed by other research teams worldwide.

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) represents the “integration of the best research evidence with patients’ values and clinical circumstances in decision making”. At its core, this approach aims to ensure people consistently receive the best care possible, based on the application of the most up-to-date research available, rather than mere tradition or health care practitioner preference. Despite EBP being identified as a key method for health care practice and policy development worldwide, its uptake has been problematic. In order to overcome this, a questionnaire is required that can assess factors influencing EBP uptake and implementation. We have also developed and validated a version of the EBPQ specifically for use with nursing/healthcare professional students (SEBPQ). Derived from the original EBPQ, this 21 item self-report questionnaire comprises four subscales: Practice, Attitudes, Retrieving and Reviewing the Evidence, Sharing and Applying EBP. The SEBPQ is also available to download from this website.

Translated into over 18 languages

Since the publication of the EBPQ in 2005, the questionnaire has been translated into 18 different languages including standard Mandarin, French, Korean and Spanish.