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Table 2 Responses to evidence-based practice belief scale by trained and untrained students (n = 241)

From: Evidence-based practice beliefs and implementations: a cross-sectional study among undergraduate nursing students

Your agreement to each statement: Agree/ Strongly agree χ2 p
  All students (n = 241)
n (%)
Trained (n = 163)
n (%)
Untrained (n = 78)
n (%)
1. “I believe that EBP results in the best clinical care for patients”. 177 (73.4%) 127 (77.9%) 50 (64.1%) 5.160 .023
2. “I am sure that evidence-based guidelines can improve clinical care”. 174 (72.2%) 121 (74.2%) 53 (67.9%) 1.038 .308
3. “I am sure that implementing EBP will improve the care that I deliver to my patients”. 167 (69.3%) 115 (70.6%) 52 (66.7%) .374 .541
4. “I believe that critically appraising evidence is an important step in the EBP process”. 153 (63.5%) 107 (65.6%) 46 (59.0%) 1.012 0.314
5. “I believe the care that I deliver is evidence-based”. 148 (61.4%) 102 (62.6%) 46 (59.0%) .289 .591
6. “I am sure about how to measure the outcomes of clinical care”. 152 (63.1%) 109 (66.9%) 43 (55.1%) 3.123 .077
7. “I am sure that I can implement EBP”. 131 (54.4%) 99 (60.7%) 32 (41.0%) 8.261 .004
8. “I am clear about the steps of EBP”. 127 (52.7%) 95 (58.3%) 32 (41.0%) 6.302 .021
9.” I believe that I can search for the best evidence to answer clinical questions in a time-efficient way”. 144 (59.8%) 101 (62.0%) 43 (55.1%) 1.025 .311
10. “I believe that I can overcome barriers in implementing EBP”. 124 (51.5%) 87 (53.4%) 37 (47.4%) .745 .388
11. “I believe that EBP takes too much time”. 125 (51.9%) 80 (49.1%) 45 (57.7%) 1.567 .211
12. “I am sure that I can access the best resources in order to implement EBP”. 121 (50.5%) 83 (50.9%) 38 (48.7%) .102 .749
13. “I believe EBP is difficult”. 142 (58.9%) 90 (55.2%) 52 (66.7%) 2.858 .091
14. “I know how to implement EBP sufficiently enough to make practice changes”. 128 (53.5%) 93 (57.1%) 35 (44.9%) 3.144 .076
15. “I am confident about my ability to implement EBP where I work”. 129 (53.5%) 96 (58.9%) 33 (42.3%) 5.836 .016
16. “I am sure that I can implement EBP in a time-efficient way”. 138 (57.3%) 99 (60.7%) 39 (50.0%) 2.485 .115
  1. The two agreement categories (agree and strongly agree) were collapsed together to indicate positive belief