Validity and Reliability of the "German Utilization Questionnaire--Dissemination and Use of Research" to Measure Attitude, Availability, and Support Toward Implementation of Research in Nursing Practice

Haslinger-Baumann, Elisabeth; Lang, Gert; Müller, Gerhard
May 2014
Journal of Nursing Measurement;2014, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p255
Academic Journal
Background and Purpose: In nursing practice, research results have to undergo a systematic process of transformation. Currently in Austria, there is no empirical data available concerning the actual implementation of research results. An English validated questionnaire was translated into German and tested for validity and reliability. Method: A survey of 178 registered nurses (n = 178) was conducted in a multicenter, quantitative, cross-sectional study in Austria in 2011. Results: Cronbach's alpha values (.82-.92) were calculated for 4 variables ("use," "attitude," "availability," "support") after the reduction of 7 irrelevant items. Exploratory factor analysis was calculated with Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) ranging from .78 to .92; the total variance ranged from 46% to 56%. Conclusion: A validated German questionnaire concerning the implementation of research results is now available for the nursing practice.


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