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Evidence-based practice among Swedish medical social workers
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2013 (English)In: Social work in health care, ISSN 0098-1389, Vol. 52, no 10, 947-958 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have explored Swedish medical social workers' attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and behavior concerning evidence-based practice (EBP) and investigated the properties of a questionnaire to measure EBP. One hundred seventy-four Swedish medical social workers within university hospital care and primary care participated in a cross-sectional survey. Our results showed positive attitudes toward EBP and the use of evidence to support clinical decision making. EBP was seen as necessary and something that needed to be implemented more often. The main barriers to implementing EBP were lack of time (78%), the perception that EBP does not take into account the limitations of the clinical practice setting (78%), and lack of knowledge about relevant research (46%).

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Routledge, 2013. Vol. 52, no 10, 947-958 p.
Keyword [en]
evidence-based medicine, evidence-based practice, attitude of health care personnel, knowledge, social worker
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Health Care Research
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213440DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2013.834029ISI: 000327154100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213440DiVA: diva2:682101
Available from: 2013-12-23 Created: 2013-12-23 Last updated: 2014-01-04Bibliographically approved

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