Author(s): Morago P
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Abstract A cross sectional UK-wide survey assessed current levels of dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice in social care and social work agencies. A structured questionnaire was e-mailed to 357 agencies of which 155 (43.4\%) completed and returned it. Although the results show that evidence-based practice in this area is still in its early stages, most respondents reported a good knowledge of evidence-based practice as well as the view that professional decisions should be informed by-but not only-research evidence. The lack of time, resources, information, and training are identified as the main barriers to be overcome for an effective implementation of evidence-based practice in the social services.
This article was published in J Evid Based Soc Work
and referenced in Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing