Early studies on research translation focused on barriers from the perspectives of staff nurses, educators, and administrators. Among the 4 commonly studied barriers—innovation (research qualities), communication (research presentation), nurse (adopter), and organization (setting)—the organization has distinctly been perceived as the main impediment. Across the globe, top organizational barriers include limited (1) awareness of research, (2) time to read research and implement new ideas, (3) support from other staff, and (4) authority to change practices.1,13 In a qualitative study,14 a chief organizational barrier was the low priority given to evidence-based practice (EBP) by management. Cultural barriers included lack of clarity about roles and practice, emphasis on “routine” patient care, and little motivation to change practice.

Increasing administrative support is recognized as a key facilitator of research use.2,4,5,9 The Promoting Action on Research...

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