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Effectiveness of an Academic-Practice Team Approach on Research Capacity Building of Nurses and Public Health Professionals

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80160, Thailand
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Academic Editors: María Ruzafa-Martínez, Jessica García González, Renata Zeleniko-va and Antonio Jesús Ramos-Morcillo
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(13), 7199; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137199
Received: 30 May 2021 / Revised: 1 July 2021 / Accepted: 2 July 2021 / Published: 5 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evidence-Based Practice and Advanced Nursing Care)
The purpose of this study was to determine the need for research training among nurses and health professionals in a rural province of Thailand and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions designed to address the identified factors. This two-phase study used a cross-sectional design with one-group pre- and post-tests. In phase I, 149 subjects from 16 subdistrict health promoting hospitals and one district hospital were sampled. As an intervention, an academic-practice team approach to research capacity building was designed. Twenty-four volunteers completed a three-time point assessment of intervention in phase II. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires and analyzed using bivariate and multivariate statistics. Phase-I results indicated that 33.6% of subjects were involved in the research implementation. They had a moderate perception of research barriers and capacity. The research experiences, capacity, and barriers associated with the research implementation were described in detail (p < 0.05). The only positive predictor of research implementation was research training (p < 0.001). The intervention improved 24 participants’ competency (p < 0.05). Most of their research proposals had received ethics approval and a small grant. These findings highlight the efforts of innovative research capacity development and its impact on research and health practices among nurses and health professionals. View Full-Text
Keywords: research capacity building; academic-practice partnerships; nursing program; health professional research capacity building; academic-practice partnerships; nursing program; health professional
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Wittayapun, Y.; Nawarat, J. Effectiveness of an Academic-Practice Team Approach on Research Capacity Building of Nurses and Public Health Professionals. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7199. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137199

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Wittayapun Y, Nawarat J. Effectiveness of an Academic-Practice Team Approach on Research Capacity Building of Nurses and Public Health Professionals. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(13):7199. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137199

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Wittayapun, Yuwadee, and Jiraphat Nawarat. 2021. "Effectiveness of an Academic-Practice Team Approach on Research Capacity Building of Nurses and Public Health Professionals" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 13: 7199. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137199

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