THE EFFECTS OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (EBP) AND REFLECTIVE TEACHING ON THE EBP ABILITY OF NURSING STUDENTS
Keywords:Evidence - Based Practice, Nursing Students, Reflective Teaching
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of evidence-based practice and reflective teaching on EBP ability of nursing students. The six steps of the study were conducted as follows: 1) identifying areas of uncertainty and reflecting, 2) asking answerable questions, 3) searching for research evidence, 4) appraising critically of the research, analyzing, and making a conclusion, 5) doing action plan and implementing, and 6) auditing the EBP results. The samples were 44 second year nursing students. Research instruments were the lessons based on EBP and reflective teaching and the evaluation form for the ability in nursing practice based on EBP. The study was conducted, and the data were collected 8 weeks. The data, then, were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and dependent t-test. The findings showed that the scores of the post-test regarding the ability in nursing practice based on EBP were higher than those of their pre-test at the .01 level of significance.
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