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Evidence-Based Practice in Oncology Nursing: Oncology Nursing Society Survey Results

Pamela K. Ginex
Erin Dickman
Bindu Thomas
Sharon Tucker
Jinhong Guo
Lynn Gallagher-Ford
CJON 2021, 1-8 DOI:

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a clinical decision-making approach that improves quality and outcomes in health care but is not yet standard in clinical settings.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine EBP beliefs, knowledge, implementation strategy self-efficacy, and competencies among a national sample of oncology nurses.

Methods: Oncology nurses completed an online survey of EBP attributes and open-ended questions. Analyses were conducted on data collected from 893 participants from a range of healthcare organizations across a diverse geographic sample of the United States.

Findings: Respondents rated themselves competent to question clinical practice to improve quality care. Oncology nurses reported competency to question clinical practice but deficits in EBP knowledge and skills.