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Barriers and Facilitators Perceived by Spanish Experts Concerning Nursing Research: A Delphi Study

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Centro de Estudios Sociosanitarios, Facultad de Enfermería de Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 16071 Cuenca, Spain
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Grupo de Investigación Multidisciplinar en Cuidados (IMCU), Facultad de Fisioterapia y Enfermería de Toledo, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 45071 Toledo, Spain
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Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, 28805 Madrid, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(9), 3224; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093224
Received: 6 April 2020 / Revised: 27 April 2020 / Accepted: 5 May 2020 / Published: 6 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nursing and Society)
The identification of research priorities in line with current health needs and nursing competencies is a priority. Nevertheless, barriers and facilitators perceived by nurses to performing nursing research have scarcely been investigated. The main aim of this study was to explore the situation in nursing research in Spain, as perceived by Spanish experts. A Delphi study technique in two phases was applied using an online survey tool. A panel of 20 nursing experts in nursing, teaching and management positions participated. The strengths highlighted were the possibility of reaching the PhD level, the possibility of receiving continuous training in research methodology, and access to scientific knowledge through the Internet. The weaknesses identified were the lack of Spanish nursing journals in which to publish the research results, the lack of funding in nursing care research, and the lack of connection between the healthcare institutions and the university. According to the experts, elements that could enhance leadership in research are the creation of nursing research units in hospitals, the economic recognition of nurses with PhDs, and considering research work as part of their daily tasks in clinical settings. The idea of being subordinated to physicians still remains in nurses’ ways of thinking. View Full-Text
Keywords: nurses; nursing research; Delphi method; consensus; Spain nurses; nursing research; Delphi method; consensus; Spain
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González-García, A.; Díez-Fernández, A.; Martín-Espinosa, N.; Pozuelo-Carrascosa, D.P.; Mirón-González, R.; Solera-Martínez, M. Barriers and Facilitators Perceived by Spanish Experts Concerning Nursing Research: A Delphi Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3224. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093224

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González-García A, Díez-Fernández A, Martín-Espinosa N, Pozuelo-Carrascosa DP, Mirón-González R, Solera-Martínez M. Barriers and Facilitators Perceived by Spanish Experts Concerning Nursing Research: A Delphi Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(9):3224. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093224

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González-García, Alberto, Ana Díez-Fernández, Noelia Martín-Espinosa, Diana P. Pozuelo-Carrascosa, Rubén Mirón-González, and Montserrat Solera-Martínez. 2020. "Barriers and Facilitators Perceived by Spanish Experts Concerning Nursing Research: A Delphi Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 9: 3224. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17093224

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