Nurses' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practices Concerning Evidence-Based Practice: A Cross-Sectional Study


  • Mohanned Khaleel Abdullah College of Nursing, University of Mosul, City of Mosul 4001, Iraq
  • Mohammad Faris Abdulghani College of Nursing, Ninevah University, 85H2+VCM, Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
  • Radhwan Ibrahim College of Nursing, Ninevah University, 85H2+VCM, Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
  • Hanady Jabar Mahmood College of Nursing, University of Mosul, City of Mosul 4001, Iraq
  • Ommar Akram Mohsen College of Nursing, Ninevah University, 85H2+VCM, Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
  • Raghad Saad Jassim College of Nursing, Ninevah University, 85H2+VCM, Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq



Background: The objective of this study is to analyze the impact of individual variables among staff nurses on their knowledge, attitudes, and implementation of evidence-based practice in the City of Mosul, Iraq. Additionally, the study aims to identify the characteristics that either facilitate or hinder the implementation of evidence-based practice. Methods: A cross-sectional, correlational design was used. The principles outlined in the STROBE Checklist is followed while sharing this study. A sample of 250 staff nurses was conveniently picked from five hospitals in Mosul, Iraq. The survey consisted of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire and individual variables as questions. The data were analyzed using multiple linear regression models. Results: The average age of the participants was 31.0 years, with a standard deviation of 5.5 years. The majority of participants indicated a lack of knowledge, abilities, and experience in evidence-based practice (EBP), while expressing moderate views towards EBP. The area of study revealed distinct disparities in average scores for knowledge or skills, attitudes, and practice. Nurses had significantly greater knowledge, abilities, and practice of evidence-based practice (EBP) compared to midwives (p<0.001). Nurses and midwives who had master's degrees demonstrated superior knowledge, abilities, and implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP), as well as more favorable attitudes compared to nurses with bachelor's degrees (p<0.001). Conclusion: Nurses in the city of Mosul are eager to participate in the evidence-based practice approach. Nevertheless, nurses have recognized the need to enhance their knowledge and abilities to actively engage in the process.


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How to Cite

Abdullah, M. K. ., Abdulghani, M. F. ., Ibrahim, R., Mahmood, H. J. ., Mohsen, O. A. ., & Jassim, R. S. . (2024). Nurses’ Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practices Concerning Evidence-Based Practice: A Cross-Sectional Study. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(4), 4-11.