Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (WORLDV EVID-BASED NU)

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International, Wiley

Journal description

The leading nursing society that has brought you the Journal of Nursing Scholarship is now pleased to introduce its new journal - Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. A quarterly, peer-reviewed, journal and information resource from The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and Blackwell Publishing, the journal will uniquely bridge knowledge and application taking a global approach in its presentation of research, policy and practice, education and management.

Current impact factor: 2.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.381
2013 Impact Factor 2.318
2012 Impact Factor 1.349
2011 Impact Factor 1.239
2010 Impact Factor 1.429
2009 Impact Factor 1.944
2008 Impact Factor 1.294
2007 Impact Factor 1.167

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.48
Cited half-life 6.10
Immediacy index 0.30
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.72
Website Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing website
Other titles Worldviews on evidence-based nursing (Online), Worldviews on evidence-based nursing
ISSN 1545-102X
OCLC 54840930
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


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    • If OnlineOpen is available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors, may self-archive after 12 months
    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Wiley'
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Although findings from studies indicate that evidence-based practice (EBP) results in high-quality care, improved patient outcomes, and lower costs, it is not consistently implemented by healthcare systems across the United States and globe. The purpose of this study was to describe: (a) the EBP beliefs and level of EBP implementation by chief nurse executives (CNEs), (b) CNEs’ perception of their hospitals’ EBP organizational culture, (c) CNEs’ top priorities, (d) amount of budget invested in EBP, and (e) hospital performance metrics. A descriptive survey was conducted. Two-hundred-seventy-six CNEs across the United States participated in the survey. Valid and reliable measures included the EBP Beliefs scale, the EBP Implementation scale, and the Organizational Culture and Readiness scale for EBP. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Core Measures and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) were also collected. Data from this survey revealed that implementation of EBP in the practices of CNEs and their hospitals is relatively low. More than one-third of the hospitals are not meeting NDNQI performance metrics and almost one-third of the hospitals are above national core measures benchmarks, such as falls and pressure ulcers. Although CNEs believe that EBP results in high-quality care, it is ranked as a low priority with little budget allocation. These findings provide a plausible explanation for shortcomings in key hospital performance metrics. To achieve higher healthcare quality and safety along with decreased costs, CNEs and hospital administrators need to invest in providing resources and an evidence-based culture so that clinicians can routinely implement EBP as the foundation of care.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
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    ABSTRACT: Linking evidence to action: Keys to decreasing and maintaining the rate were based on effective scientific evidence for prevention of pressure ulcers: assessment tools, education, planning guidance, documentation, and evidence-based practice guidelines. Background: Pressure ulcer prevention efforts at Maine General Medical Center (MGMC), a 192-bed acute care hospital in Augusta, Maine, has been successful in reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) incidence in patients from an annual mean of 7.8% in 2005, to 1.4% in 2014 (see Figure S1, available with the online version of this article), using measurement tools from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI; Press Ganey Associates, 2015). HAPUs are any stage of pressure ulcer assessed on a patient after 24 hours of being in the hospital that was not documented upon admission. This article will discuss the successful process used by MGMC to reach and maintain the decrease in annual mean hospital-acquired pressure ulcer incidence rate through evidence-based practices (EBP). The National Council on Disability Government Performance and Results Act (National Council on Disability, 2004) set a national goal to reduce long-term care facility pressure ulcer incidence rates. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS, 2004) was directed by this act to create a means to achieve that goal (Lyder & van Rijswijk, 2005). In response, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) began the Protecting 5 Million Lives From Harm campaign (2006), building on its 100 000 Lives campaign started in 2004, to help hospitals engage in preventing pressure ulcers. In 2006, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2014) developed the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Toolkit citing the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP, 2014) as a resource for pressure ulcer best practice.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Regularly accessing information that is current and reliable continues to be a challenge for front-line staff nurses. Reconceptualizing how nurses access information and designing appropriate decision support systems to facilitate timely access to information may be important for increasing research utilization. DESCRIPTION OF STRATEGY: An outcomes-focused knowledge translation framework was developed to guide the continuous improvement of patient care through the uptake of research evidence and feedback data about patient outcomes. The framework operationalizes the three elements of the PARIHS framework at the point of care. Outcomes-focused knowledge translation involves four components: (a) patient outcomes measurement and real-time feedback about outcomes achievement; (b) best-practice guidelines, embedded in decision support tools that deliver key messages in response to patient assessment data; (c) clarification of patients' preferences for care; and (d) facilitation by advanced practice nurses and practice leaders. In this paper the framework is described and evidence is provided to support theorized relationships among the concepts in the framework. IMPLICATIONS: The framework guided the design of a knowledge translation intervention aimed at continuous improvement of patient care and evidence-based practice, which are fostered through real-time feedback data about patient outcomes, electronic access to evidence-based resources at the point of care, and facilitation by advanced practice nurses. The propositions in the framework need to be empirically tested through future research.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2007 · Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing