Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis in a Social Work Sample

Karen Rice, Jeongha Hwang, Tina Abrefa-Gyan, Kathleen Powell

Abstract


This study examined the psychometric properties of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ). The 24-item EBPQ was developed to measure health professionals’ attitudes toward, knowledge of, and use of evidence-based practice (EBP). A confirmatory factor analysis was performed on the EBPQ given to a random sample of National Association of Social Work members (N = 167). The coefficient alpha of the EBPQ was .93. The study supported a 23-item 3-factor model with acceptable model fit indices (χ² = 469.04; RMSEA = .081; SRMR = .068; CFI = .900). This study suggests a slightly modified EBPQ may be a useful tool to assess social workers’ attitudes toward, knowledge of, and use of EBP.

Keywords


Evidence-based practice, confirmatory factor analysis, EBPQ, social workers

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