Rising to the Challenge of promoting research in primary care and nursing: Research productivity and professional view

Nuria Giménez, Conxi Caro, Ester Ponsa, Ángel Mauricio Perez Ortiz, Inma Navazo, Montse Gavagnach

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© 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U. Objective To analyze the evolution of scientific production in a privately managed public institution, and to explore the perceptions of primary healthcare professionals with regard to research. Method The institution includes a university hospital and 10 primary health centres, 673 physicians, and 747 nurses. A bibliometric analysis on scientific production was performed. A questionnaire was designed, with 5 sections (sociodemographic data, competences, needs, motivation and satisfaction s with research) and 40 items (scale of 1-10). Its understanding, pertinence and validity of content were analyzed. Results In 2014, the contribution of primary care to research accounted for 2.8% of the total impact factor of publications, and 4.8% of clinical trials. Nurses accounted for 0.6% of the impact factor, having published articles in first quartile journals. A total of 110 (51%) primary care professionals participated in the survey. The average motivation for research was 7.85 points and satisfaction with research 4.37 points. The interest in receiving training in research (8.46 points) was highlighted as well as the lack of leadership in research (2.93 points). Regarding competences, research in teams was highlighted (6.87 points), and obtaining funding was noted as a negative (3.44 points). Conclusions Research is experiencing a surge in all institutions, especially in hospitals. The primary care professionals expressed their motivation towards research and their dissatisfaction with the difficulties encountered, especially in obtaining funds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-152
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • Bibliometrics
  • Nursing research
  • Perceptions
  • Primary health care
  • Surveys and questionnaires


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