Project evidência [evidence]: research and education about accessing scientific databases in Azores

Hélia Soares, Sandra M. Pereira, Ajuda Neves, Amy Gomes, Bruno Teixeira, Carolina Oliveira, Fábio Sousa, Márcio Tavares, Patrícia Tavares, Raquel Dutra, Hélder Rocha Pereira

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Project Evidência [Evidence] intends to promote the use of scientific databases among nurses. This study aims to design educational interventions that facilitate nurses' access to these databases, to determine nurses' habits regarding the use of scientific databases, and to determine the impact that educational interventions on scientific databases have on Azorean nurses who volunteered for this project. An intervention project was conducted, and a quantitative descriptive survey was designed to evaluate the impact two and five months after the educational intervention. This impact was investigated considering certain aspects, namely, the nurses' knowledge, habits and reasons for using scientific databases. A total of 192 nurses participated in this study, and the primary results indicate that the educational intervention had a positive impact based not only on the increased frequency of using platforms or databases of scientific information (DSIs) s but also on the competence and self-awareness regarding its use and consideration of the reasons for accessing this information.
Translated title of the contributionProjeto Evidência: investigação e formação sobre acesso a bases de dados de informação científica nos Açores
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-493
Number of pages8
JournalRevista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Databases
  • Bibliographic
  • Nursing research
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Continuing


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