Perception and Attitude of Nurse toward their role in Scientific Research

Document Type : Original Article


1 Nursing Administration department Faculty of Nursing Mansoura University

2 Lecturer of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing-Mansoura University

3 Professor of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing-Mansoura University


Background: Nursing is the backbone of the healthcare sector. Perception and attitude of nurses toward scientific
research are key needs for healthcare services globally and significantly essential to provide safe and quality care. Aim:
This study aims to assess perception and attitude of nurses toward their role in scientific research at Main Mansoura
University Hospital. Methods: Descriptive correlational design was used and a convenient sample of (189) nurses
working at Main Mansoura University hospital by using two tools: Questionnaire Nursing Staff and Research Activities
Scale and Boothe Attitudes on Nursing Research Scale. Results: Two third of nurses (60.3%) at Main Mansoura
University Hospital had high level of perception toward research and more than three quarters of them (79.4%) had
positive attitude level toward research, and the total perception level affect highly statistical significant relation with total
attitude among the studied nurses. Conclusion: There was highly statistically significant positive correlations were
found between total perception and total attitude scores about nursing research. Recommendation: Establish obvious
research guidance and research norms that are clearly announced within health care organization. Provide training
courses and orientation programs for nurses working in hospitals about the importance of scientific research to raise their
clinical practice.