Developing a valid and reliable measure of research utilization

Start/End Dates: March 2005 – February 2007

Investigators: Carole A. Estabrooks (PI), Lars Wallin, Joanne Profetto-McGrath, Shannon Scott, Dwight Harley.

Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Grant Amount: $117,549

The purpose of this study was to develop and assess an instrument that measures research utilization among health professionals; specifically those providing direct nursing care in acute and long term care settings.

The specific objectives of the study were:

  1. clarify and validate the construct of research utilization,

  2. develop observable indicators of research utilization,

  3. develop a set of items that measure research,

  4. pilot the research utilization instrument.

The products of this research program are:

  • Squires, J.E., Adachi, A. M., & Estabrooks, C.A. (2008). Developing a Valid and Reliable Measure of Research Utilization Technical Report. (Report No. 08-02-TR). Edmonton, AB, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. (ISBN: 978-1-55195-235-2)