The Yorkshire BARRIERS project: Diagnostic analysis of barriers to research utilisation

Rosamund M. Bryar*, S. Jose Closs, Graham Baum, Jo Cooke, Jane Griffiths, Tony Hostick, Sarah Kelly, Steve Knight, Karen Marshall, David, R. Thompson

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The study identified barriers to research implementation experienced by nurses, midwives and health visitors in five trusts and one health authority in Yorkshire, UK. Funk et al. (Appl. Nurs. Res. 4(1) (1991a) 39, Appl. Nurs. Res. 4(2) (1999b) 90) developed the BARRIERS to research utilisation questionnaire over 10 years ago, but no replication, in size (n=1989) and extent, of that study appeared to have occurred. The staff population (n=4501) were sent the BARRIERS questionnaire. 44.6% (n=2009) were returned. Findings suggested nurses need time to read and apply research; authority to change practice; critical appraisal skills, an understanding of statistics and support of managers and peers (particularly doctors) to achieve successful practice change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2003


  • BARRIERS questionnaire
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Organisational change
  • Research culture
  • Research utilisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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