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

Lynn Melone, Lesley Price, Jennie Wilson

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Abstract

The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to determine the views of infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCPs) on publishing research. A convenience sample was obtained by approaching delegates at the 2015 Infection Prevention Society conference and data were captured via a hand-held electronic device. Of the 79 respondents, most (83%) read the 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
Volume17
Issue number6
Early online date12 Sep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • infection prevention
  • research writing skills
  • barriers

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