Journal article

Does the Theory of Planned Behaviour Explain Allied Health Professionals' Evidence-Based Practice Behaviours? A Focus Group Study.

Marlena Klaic, Fiona McDermott, Terry Haines

J Allied Health | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research suggests that allied health professionals agree with evidence-based practice (EBP); however, implementation of research findings into clinical practice is poor. Interventions aimed at improving EBP have been largely unsuccessful. Implementation science research suggests that a theory-driven approach is critical when attempting to modify behaviour of healthcare professionals. PURPOSE: To explain allied health professionals' EBP behaviours utilising the theory of planned behaviour. METHODS: Focus groups. RESULTS: Ten focus groups with a total of 49 participants were conducted and consisted of discipline-specific and multidisciplinary teams. Participants had positive attitu..

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