Table 4

The research users (RUs) and non-research users (non-RUs) reported barriers to research utilization regarding the Setting (i.e., scoring 3 or 4 on the BARRIERS scale).

Items

RU n = 291

Non-RU n = 1051


The facilities are inadequate for implementation (n = 124)

79%

90%

Other staff are not supportive of implementation (n = 81)

74%

57%

The nurse does not have time to read research (n = 131)

72%

82%

There is insufficient time on the job to implement new ideas (n = 127)

72%

70%

Physicians will not cooperate with implementation (n = 61)

56%

41%

The nurse does not feel she/he has enough authority to change patient care procedures (n = 124)

52%

48%

Administration will not allow implementation (n = 70)

23%

22%

The nurse feels results are not generalizable to own setting (n = 113)

21%

49%


1 Loss of six respondents regarding the RU-index, thus the sample consists of 134 respondents

Boström et al. Implementation Science 2008 3:24   doi:10.1186/1748-5908-3-24

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