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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

Maryam Alkhalaf

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - Maryam Alkhalaf
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Title : Nurses contribution in research: Barriers and solutions


Abstract:  Background: Nursing Research is one of the pillars for improving nursing care. Motivating nurses to contribute in

Research and evidence based practice will improve their productivity and satisfaction that will improve patient clinical

Outcome and satisfaction.

Aim: This study was conducted to investigate the barriers among nurses in Saudi Arabia to contribute in nursing

Research and to provide some strategies or solutions for these barriers.

Method: An electronic self-administered questionnaire was developed and distributed to nursing staff in Eastern

Province Ministry of Health hospitals.

Results: 480 surveys were collected and the data analysed. The participants indicated that they value research and are

Willing to take part in it. However, several barriers were identified that limited their participation in research including

Lack of time, administration support and lack of research capacity and infrastructure. Affordable education opportunities,

More funding resources, and access to databases and libraries were the most recommended solutions to increase

Nurses’ participation in conducting research and utilizing Evidence Based Practice.

Conclusion: Further efforts are needed from High Authority toward increasing nursing research. Nursing research

Must be on the top priorities of the Ministry of Health agenda and must be a senior management strategic goal. Further

Qualitative and quantitative research is needed to explore more barriers and provide more mechanisms in motivating nurses toward research.



Mrs. Maryam Alkhalaf studied Nursing at King Saud bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences University, KSA and graduated in 2008. She then joined the Medical Surgical ward at the National Guard Hospital as Registered Nurse. She received her master degree in 2011 at Newcastle University, UK. Currently, she is the Nursing Research and evidence based practice manager at E1 Cluster, KSA. She has published 4 research articles in   High ranked journals.)