• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 32, Pages: 2640-2645

Original Article

A study to assess the knowledge towards evidence- based healthcare among the healthcare professionals of Vadodara: A Cross-Sectional Study

Received Date:16 July 2021, Accepted Date:07 August 2021, Published Date:03 October 2021


Objectives: The present study is to assess the Knowledge of Evidence Based Healthcare amongst healthcare professionals of Vadodara in India. Methods/Statistical analysis: A cross-sectional design as the study evaluates the present level of knowledge towards the practice of evidence-based healthcare among 186 healthcare professionals through a structured closeended questionnaire in April 2019. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 21 and an independent-sample t-test was carried out to evaluate the difference in the level of knowledge among the healthcare professionals based on gender. Findings: The mean difference in the score among males and females of the on evidence-based healthcare is -2.794 indicating that the knowledge of the female respondents was more than male respondents. The significant p-value (less than 0.05) and confidence interval (narrow and one-sided) shows there is a significant difference in knowledge of evidence-based healthcare among males and females. The present study concludes that the level of knowledge among the healthcare professionals is low related to the practice of evidence-based healthcare and proper interventional methods must be designed to enhance their knowledge. The knowledge would help them to have a positive attitude towards the practice of evidence-based healthcare. Novelty: Evidence based healthcare caught the interest of healthcare professionals since a decade. The study aims to address the knowledge of the healthcare professionals towards this emerging concept to keep them abreast with the emerging trends in the global scenario.

Keywords: Evidence Based Practice; Knowledge; Healthcare; Evidence based; Healthcare


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© 2021 Medha et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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