Journal article

Nurses' perceived barriers to the implementation of a fall prevention clinical practice guideline in Singapore hospitals

Serena SL Koh, Elizabeth Manias, Alison M Hutchinson, Susan Donath, Linda Johnston

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Theories of behavior change indicate that an analysis of barriers to change is helpful when trying to influence professional practice. The aim of this study was to assess the perceived barriers to practice change by eliciting nurses' opinions with regard to barriers to, and facilitators of, implementation of a Fall Prevention clinical practice guideline in five acute care hospitals in Singapore. METHODS: Nurses were surveyed to identify their perceptions regarding barriers to implementation of clinical practice guidelines in their practice setting. The validated questionnaire, 'Barriers and facilitators assessment instrument', was administered to nurses (n = 1830) working in the ..

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