Perceptions, attitudes, knowledge, and clinical use of evidence-based practice among us registered dietitians: A prospective descriptive pilot study

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Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) has evolved from concerns for patient safety. Few studies exist regarding EBP among registered dietitians (RDs). The objective of this pilot study was to describe perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge and clinical use of EBP among practicing RDs. Results suggest that despite access to databases, RD respondents used evidence-based resources less than once a month. Primary barriers to the implementation of EBP were lack of available mentors, insufficient training, and limited time. Increased frequency of using resources was positively associated with an improved ability to incorporate EBP in clinical practice. In conclusion, targeted educational interventions may be needed to increase clinical use of EBP among practicing RDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-294
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Keywords

  • attitudes
  • evidence-based practice
  • knowledge
  • perceptions
  • registered dietitian

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