Encouraging practitioners in infection prevention and control to publish: a cross-sectional survey

Melone, Lynn, Price, Lesley and Wilson, Jennie (2016) Encouraging practitioners in infection prevention and control to publish: a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Infection Prevention, 17 (6). pp. 289-292. ISSN 1757-1774

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to determine the views of infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCPs) on publishing research.
Methods: A convenience sample was obtained by approaching delegates at the 2015 Infection Prevention Society conference and data was captured via a hand-held electronic device.
Findings: Of the 79 respondents most (83%) read Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) and found it useful for informing their practice (72%). However, most (91%) had never published in JIP, and less than half (40%) published elsewhere. The main barrier to publication was not having work suitable for publication (38%). Support (37%), training in writing for publication (10%) and time (9%) were considered to be important facilitators in encouraging respondents to publish.
Discussion: Strategies that support IPCPs in developing their writing skills may encourage more IPCPs to disseminate evidence to support best practice by publishing their work in peer reviewed journals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Journal of Infection Prevention, vol. 17, no. 6, 289-292, by Sage Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © Infection Prevention Society, 2016. It is available at: http://online.sagepub.com/.
Subjects: Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Jennie Wilson
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 17:30
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 16:21
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2955

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