Design of the EBE-ST Questionnaire among Nursing Students: Multicenter Study from Eight Universities in Spain



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Alconero Camarero, Ana Rosa and Sarabia Cobo, Carmen María and Antonín Martin, Montserrat and Borras Santos, Alicia and Edo Gual, Montserrat and Gea Caballero, Vicente and Gómez Urquiza, José Luis and González López, José Rafael and Martínez Momblán, María Antonia and Meneses Monroy, Alfonso and Montaña Peironcely, Montserrat and Serrano Gómez, Diego and Santillán García, Azucena (2021) Design of the EBE-ST Questionnaire among Nursing Students: Multicenter Study from Eight Universities in Spain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (11). p. 6145. ISSN 1660-4601

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Background: Twenty years after the degree in nursing was introduced in Spain, the subject of evidence-based nursing is still unstructured and unestablished in most faculties. Moreover, there are hardly any rigorous studies at a national level that evaluate the current state of this competence in our faculties. Understanding the starting point is essential for the curricular design to ensure that evidence-based practice is implemented among future professionals. Aim: To design and validate an evidence-based nursing competency questionnaire for fourth-year nursing students. Methods: A specific questionnaire was developed and validated (EBE-ST). A cross-sectional survey design with psychometric validation of an instrument. Participants were 304 senior year nursing students from eight universities in Spain (2020). Results: The EBE-ST questionnaire is composed of 33 items that determine eight factors. It presents adequate reliability and validity (alpha = 0.882), measuring knowledge, attitudes and the practical application of evidence-based practice. Conclusions: We have created an instrument with good psychometric properties to measure evidence-based practice competence among senior nursing students. The heterogeneity of knowledge regarding evidence-based nursing in our country suggests that further reflection is warranted on the incorporation of this topic during undergraduate training. We have designed and validated an evidence-based nursing competency questionnaire specific to nursing students.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nursing students; evidence-based nursing; evidence-based practice; nursing education research; validity and reliability
Subjects:Medical sciences > Nursing > Nursing
Medical sciences > Nursing > Health education
ID Code:71242
Deposited On:15 Mar 2022 14:43
Last Modified:15 Mar 2022 16:43

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