Kathy O'Leary, RN, MN


In print


  • Spenceley, S.M., O’Leary, K.A., Chizawsky, L.L.K., Ross, A.J., Estabrooks, C.A. (2008). Sources of information used by nurses to inform practice: An Integrative Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. (Online - doi:101016/j.ijnurstu.2007.06.003).

  • Thompson, D., O’Leary, K., Jensen, E., Scott-Findlay, S., O’Brien-Pallas, L., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2008). The relationship between busyness and research use: It’s about time. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(4), 539-548.

  • O’Leary, K.A., Estabrooks, C.A., Olson, K., Cumming, C. (2007). Information acquisition for women facing surgical treatment for breast cancer: Influencing factors and selected outcomes. Patient Education & Counseling (online). Vol 69/1-3, 5-19.

  • Estabrooks, C.A. & O'Leary, K. 30th anniversary commentary on MacGuire J.M. (1990). (2006). Putting nursing research findings into practice: research utilization as an aspect of the management of a change. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15, 614-620. MacGuire's challenges are still valid. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53(1), 71-73.

  • Estabrooks , C.A. , Rutakumwa, W., O'Leary, K., Profetto-McGrath, J., Milner, M., Levers, M.J., & Scott-Findlay, S. (2005). Sources of practice knowledge among nurses. Qualitative Health Research, 15 (4), 460-476.

  • Estabrooks, C.A., Floyd, J.A., Scott-Findlay, S., O’Leary, K.A., & Gushta, M. (2003) Individual determinants of research utilization: a systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 43(5), 506-520.

  • Estabrooks, C.A., O’Leary, K.A., Hesketh, K.L., & Humphrey, C.K. (2003). The Internet and access to evidence: How are nurses positioned? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42(1), 73-81.


Technical reports 


  • Estabrooks , C.A. , Scott-Findlay, S., Rutakumwa, W., Duan, Q., O'Leary, K., & Roznaova, J. The Determinants of Research Utilization Studies. KUSP Technical Report. 04-01-TR, Dec., 2004. Edmonton , Alberta : University of Alberta , Faculty of Nursing.