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In a review of 13 studies, it has been shown that organization that incorporated research function into their approach had better health care performance. Nurses’ desire to engage in research is widely influenced by their attitude towards research. The Development and Validation of the Nurses’ Attitude towards Conducting Research Questionnaire (NA2CRESQ). 2017; 7: 377-382 This open-access article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC) ( which permits reuse, distribution and reproduction of the article, provided that the original work is properly cited and the reuse is restricted to noncommercial purposes.For commercial reuse, contact Background: To identify nurses’ needs and problems in relation to research, and thereby enhance nursing research output, a valid measure of nurses’ attitudes toward research is necessary.Conclusion: We confirmed the validity and reliability of this questionnaire, making it a useful measure of attitudes towards conducting research among nurses.Attitude; Questionnaire; Nurse; Reliability and validity; Research; Malaysia Research is vital to nursing practice and nurses’ career development.Aim: This study aimed to develop, validate and conduct reliability analysis of a newly developed questionnaire assessing nurses’ attitudes towards conducting research.
Thus, this study aimed to develop a Nurses’ Attitude towards Conducting Research Questionnaire (NA2CRESQ), and to evaluate its validity and reliability.The result may serve as a basis for future improvement to engage more nurses in research.However, many studies on the nurses’ attitude towards research were using the instrument that was focusing on measuring and assessing research utilization in nursing practice.Furthermore, only nurses who go on to obtain a degree or doctorate receive the opportunity to become involved in a research project.As the local nurses are still at a comparative stage of infancy with regard to nursing research, it is timely now to assess their attitude towards conducting research.
Overall, the first draft comprised of 37 items assessing attitudes; each item was rated on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree).