Evidence-Based Practice

Although the EBPQ was initially developed for use with nursing staff, the measure has subsequently been adopted by a number of other healthcare professions including dieticians, midwives, physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists and allowed for the success (or otherwise) of educational or policy developments to be assessed.

The EBPQ has received widespread international recognition, with requests to use the measure from across Europe, the USA, Australia, Iran, Ireland, Canada, Philippines, China, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Jordan and Oman, which prompted a review of the reach, transferability and impact of the EBPQ since its publication in 2006.

In addition to this we have a number of ongoing studies:

What is the impact of immersive concept-based teaching on the development of Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge/skills, implementation and attitudes across a Batchelor of Nursing degree

This study aims to explore changes in Nursing students use of, attitudes toward and knowledge/skills in Evidence-Based Practice across the duration of a newly designed Batchelor of Nursing degree which uses an immersive concept-based teaching approach to integrate the science, ethics and aesthetics of contemporary nursing practice. It will also provide further validation information of the SEBPQ

Educational audit of the development of Trainee Pharmacists Practice of, Attitudes towards and Knowledge/Skills in Evidence-Based Practice

This study aims to explore the impact of completing an Evidence Based Practice Unit on trainee pharmacists’ patterns of self-reported practice of, attitudes towards and knowledge and skills in EBP. It will also provide further validation information for the SEBPQ.

What do Master of Clinical Psychology Students know about evidence based practice?

This study explores the self-reported practice of, attitudes towards and knowledge and skills in EBP of trainee Clinical Psychologists. It will also provide further validation information for the SEBPQ.