Ghabeesh, S. et al. (2014)

To explore the predictors that facilitate and/or limit the utilization of research findings




A descriptive correlation design

The top five barriers were related to organizational characteristics as follows: routines in providing nursing care dominate, lack of consistency between education and practice in nursing discipline, lack of organizational and administrative motivation for its employee to do research, the nurse is too busy providing patient care and has no time to read research reports or studies, and the shortage of staff nurses hinders the implementation of new evidences.

Reviewed studies in the field of suggested facilitators to research utilization


Kajermo et al. (1998)

To describe the perception of barriers to and facilitators of research utilization in a group of nurse clinicians




A survey study

Nurses mentioned 290 suggestions to facilitate RU. Those suggestions were categorized into five groups; knowledge, communication, resources, support and attitudes, and research.


Tsai (2000)

To improve understanding of nurses’ participation in research activities and their utilization of research for practice in one developing country,




A survey design

RU can be facilitated through the creation of a “research corner” in each clinical unit for poster display and discussion and presentation of research findings in an open debate.


Parahoo (2000)

To identify nurses perception of barriers to and facilitators of research utilization


Northern Ireland


A survey design

The respondents reported 37 facilitators. The researcher carried out content analysis and the common themes emerged were: time, manager’s support, funding\resources, support from colleagues, education and training, research presentation, and motivation.


Oranta, Routasalo, & Hupli (2002)

To identify and describe barriers to and facilitators of research utilization from the point of view of Finnish Registered Nurses.


Turku, Finland


Descriptive study

The facilitators were: nurses’ positive attitudes and abilities, the support and activity of a ward sister as well as encouragement, a favorable attitude and collaboration on the part of all staff members.


Hutchinson and Johnston (2004)

To gain an understanding of

perceived influences on nurses’ utilization of research, and explore what differences or commonalities exist between the findings of this research and those of studies that have been conducted in various countries during the past 10 years.




A survey design

Availability of more time to review and implement research findings, availability of more relevant research and colleague support.


Glacken & Chaney (2004)

To ascertain what Registered Nurses practising in the Republic of Ireland perceive as barriers to the implementation of research findings in the practice setting and to explore what they perceive would facilitate them in using research findings in their daily practice.




Cross-sectional survey

The perceived key facilitators to implementing research findings included protected time for retrieval and evaluation of research findings, instrumental support from management, informed supportive personnel in the practice settings and accessible educational opportunities to augment critical reading skills.