Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Nurses’ perceived barriers to and facilitators of research utilization in mainland China : a cross-sectional survey
Authors: Chien, WT 
Bai, Q
Wong, WK
Wang, H
Lu, X
Keywords: Cross-sectional survey
Perceived barriers
Perceived facilitators
Research utilization
Registered nurses
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Bentham Open
Source: Open nursing journal, 2013, v. 7, p. 96-106 How to cite?
Journal: Open nursing journal 
Abstract: Despite the drive towards evidence-based practice, the extent to which research evidence is being implemented in nursing practice is unclear, particularly in developing countries. This study was to assess the levels of perceived barriers to and facilitators of research utilization in practice among Chinese nurses and inter-relationships between these barriers and facilitators and their socio-demographiccharacteristics. A cross-sectional, descriptive survey was conducted in 2011 with 743 registered nurses randomly selected from four general hospitals in China. They completed the Barriers to Research Utilization and Facilitators of Research Utilization scales. Correlation tests were used to test the relationships between the nurses’ perceived barriers and facilitators, their demographic characteristics and research training and involvement. The Chinese nurses’ level of perceived barriers was moderate on average and lower than that in previous research. Among the 10 top-ranked items, six were from the subscale ‘Organizational Characteristics’. Their perceived barriers were correlated positively with age and post-registration experience and negatively with research training undertaken. Junior diplomatic nurses reported a significantly higher degree of barriers than those senior ones with postgraduate education. Higher and more diverse barriers to research utilization in practice are perceived by Chinese nurses than those in Western countries and they are associated with a few socio-demographicfactors. Future research on these barriers/facilitators and their relationships with occupational and socio-cultural factors in Chinese and other Asian nurses is recommended.
ISSN: 1874-4346 (online)
DOI: 10.2174/1874434601307010096
Rights: © Chien et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.
This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
The following article "Chien, W. T., Bai, Q., Wong, W. K., Wang, H., Lu, X. (2013). Nurses’ perceived barriers to and facilitators of research utilization in mainland China: A cross-sectional survey. Open Nursing Journal, 7, 96-106." is available at
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Chien_Nurses_Perceived_Barriers.pdf146.33 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record
PIRA download icon_1.1View/Download Contents


Last Week
Last month
Citations as of Aug 13, 2018

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
Citations as of Aug 14, 2018


Citations as of Aug 14, 2018

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.