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Mapping attitudes and awareness with regard to national guidelines: An e-mail survey among decision makers
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 22, no 7, 884-893 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The adoption of evidence-based guidelines within the mental health field has been slow. Changing inadequate practice is therefore a formidable challenge for mental health-care managers. Aim: To explore decision-makers' attitudes and awareness regarding the national guidelines for psychosocial interventions targeting people with schizophrenia. Method: A questionnaire distributed by e-mail to 592 Swedish decision-makers was analysed using descriptive and comparative techniques. Results: Significantly more of the top-level mental health-care managers than politicians stated that they knew about the national guidelines (i.e. their release and content) and they considered the guidelines to be a good source of support for planning and allocating resources. Conclusion: If those responsible for allocating resources (i.e. politicians) are unaware of the dissemination of national guidelines or their content, and they do not perceive the national guidelines to be a good source of support for planning and allocating resources, this is likely to have a negative influence on the remit of nurse managers as well as nursing practice. Implications for nursing management: Top-level mental health-care managers have a vital role to play in the implementation of national guidelines. However, our findings indicate that implementing national guidelines in practice could be virtually impossible without strategic government support.

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Wiley , 2014. Vol. 22, no 7, 884-893 p.
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Attitude, Electronic survey, Evidence-based practice, Guidelines, Mental health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6387DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12061Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo5B5DA870144BE2D6C1257BE5004B0157OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6387DiVA: diva2:833889
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2013-09-13 Last updated: 2017-03-14Bibliographically approved

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