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Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses toward Research at a Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore
Humera Qureshi* , Uzma Firdos1, Muhammad Hussain1, Muhammad Afzal1, Syed Amir Gilani2
1Nursing Department, Nursing University of Lahore, Pakistan
2Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract
Background: Research is a systematic investigation into and study of materials and resources to establish facts and reach new conclusions. In this time of advancement and technological development research is very essential and it is the source achievement and great success for any individual and organization including health care settings. Nurses have been challenged over recent years to develop practice that is based on the best available research. The practices that represent recent scientific indication. This requires that nurses must have knowledge, skills and positive attitude towards research. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted on 150 registered nurses working at Fatima Memorial hospital non-probability convenient sampling technique was used in the study. Results: The results of the current study show that nurses donít have up to mark knowledge regarding research due to lack of support, expertise and environment. Same is the case with the attitude of the nurses regarding research. The attitude of the nurses is not positive towards research due to lack of awareness, supportive environment and workload. Therefore, the health care administration should emphasize on the enhancement of knowledge and attitude of the nurses regarding research. Discussion: The results of the current study show that nurses donít have up to mark knowledge regarding research due to lack of support, expertise and environment. Same is the case with the attitude of the nurses regarding research. The attitude of the nurses is not positive towards research due to lack of awareness, supportive environment and workload.
Keywords: Knowledge; attitude; Research; Nurses
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Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-5, Issue-1: 31-38