The effectiveness of evidence based practice education in nursing students based on Rogers's diffusion of innovation model
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It is crucial to employ approaches that bring evidence-based practice (EBP) into clinical setting but nursing instructors have many challenges to find the effective teaching approach to it. Present study investigated the effectiveness of EBP education in nursing students based on Rogers's Diffusion of Innovation Model. A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate nursing students' knowledge, attitude and adoption of EBP in order to know effectiveness of teaching strategy. The target population was all nursing students at the faculty of nursing and midwifery who are studying at the community health nursing (n=80).They are assigned randomly to experimental group (n=40) and control group (n=40). The experimental group underwent EBP education based on Rogers's Model where as control group received traditional approach. Both groups were compared before and after intervention. Data were gathered by surveys, which included demographic questionnaire and knowledge, attitude and adoption of EBP. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the mean scores of knowledge, attitude and adoption of EBP between the experimental and control groups (P < 0.05) after intervention. A statistically significant association was found between knowledge, attitude and adoption of EBP with age, GPA and familiar with EBP (P < 0.05). EBP Education based on teaching strategy of Rogers's model lead to improved knowledge, attitude and adoption of EBP. All the necessary steps for better adoption are included in this educational approach which can be used to teach any new subject like EBP. © IDOSI Publications, 2013.