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Audiology and Speech Research 2016;12(4): 227-240.
Published online: October 31, 2016.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2016.12.4.227
청능사의 근거기반실무에 대한 인식 및 실행 수준에 관한 연구
지태양1, 조수진2
2남부대학교 언어치료청각학과
A Study on Audiologist’s Perception and Performance Levels for the Evidence-Based Practice
Tae Yang Ji1, Soo Jin Cho2
1Kwangwoo Medix Korea, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Nambu University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence  Soo Jin Cho ,Tel: +82-62-970-0215, Fax: +82-504-390-7434, Email: sj2434@nambu.ac.kr
Received: September 27, 2016; Revised: October 10, 2016   Accepted: October 11, 2016.  Published online: October 31, 2016.
This study aimed to contribute to improving adaptability of the evidence-based practice (EBP) in the clinical and rehabilitation setting, while considering the audiologist’s perception and performance levels of the EBP and the information resources used in the clinical decision-making.
The research conducted a survey on computers or cell phones using the web-based drive provided by Google’s search engine. Eighty audiologists (42 men, 38 women) were participated.
The findings were as follows: First, the understanding level for the EBP concept was below average by 2.13 (±1.18) points, and the general perception level for the EBP was average 3.49 (±0.53) points. Influential factors on the perception for the EBP were in the order of final academic background, experience of papers publication, and use of the web-based database (DB). Second, the performance level of the EBP was average by 3.03 (±0.76) points, and the influential factors on the performance level for the EBP were in the order of final academic background, use of the webbased DB, and membership of academy and conference participation. Third, according to the analysis on the multiple responses to the information resources used in the clinical decision-making, the responses were in the order of colleague’s advice (18.0%), text books (16.7%), and my own clinical experience (13.1%).
This study concluded that the audiologists positively recognized the EBP and the performance level for the EBP was less than the perception level. It is necessary to preferentially provide the opportunities of education experience on the EBP and continuously provide education on the EBP application methods.
Key Words: Audiologist, Evidence-based practice, Information resources use.
중심단어: 청능사· 근거기반실무· 정보자원이용
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