The language of data: tools to translate evidence for nurses in clinical practice.


Journal Article

In clinical practice, nurses are expected to understand and implement the science that supports patient care, yet they fall short of goals to implement evidence in practice. One reason is difficulty in interpreting research results. Interpretation requires an ability to read and speak a language that many nurses have never mastered-the language of data. This article presents a skill-based solution for use in nursing professional development to improve nurses' understanding of statistics as a language.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Granger, BB; Zhao, Y; Rogers, J; Miller, C; Gilliss, CL; Champagne, M

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 294 - 300

PubMed ID

  • 24256929

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24256929

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2169-981X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2169-9798

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/nnd.0000000000000011


  • eng