2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 035-042
Experiences of Nurses in the Use of Evidence-Based Guidelines in Dysphagia Management (A Qualitative Study)
Emine ÖZER KÜÇÜK1, Sevgisun KAPUCU2
1Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi Gülhane Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Prof.Dr. Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Dysphagia, evidence-based, experience, guideline, nurse

Aim: This study aims to determine the experiences and opinions of nurses regarding the use of evidence-based guidelines developed.

Material and Methods: Descriptive qualitative research method was used in the study. The sample consists of 10 nurses who provide care to stroke patients. The study data was collected using the in-depth interview method by the semi-structured interview form and descriptive information form and evaluated by Colaizzi's Content Analysis Method.

Results: Nurses caring for stroke patients using evidence-based guidelines stated that they see the developed guideline as a resource that increases patient safety, quality of care, patient and nurse satisfaction, and professional competence while facilitates access to information. Besides, the nurses have reported that the use of the guideline increased their motivation, made them feel supported in fulfilling their independent nursing roles, allowed them to experience the motivation of implementing the evidence-based practice, and gave them the satisfaction of witnessing the cooperation between the academic and clinical fields.

Conclusion: In the study, it was concluded that the use of a guideline in clinical practice increased patient safety, quality of care, professional competence, and patient and nurse satisfaction. It is recommended that evidence-based guidelines are applied and expanded in the clinic.