Implementing thrombolytic guidelines in stroke care: perceived facilitators and barriers
2014 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 24, no 3, 412-419 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We performed a qualitative study to identify facilitators of and barriers to the implementation of national guidelines on thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke. We interviewed physicians and nurses at nine Swedish hospitals using 16 explorative, semistructured interviews, and selected hospitals based on their implementation rate of new stroke care methods according to data from the Swedish Stroke Register, Riks-Stroke. Through content analysis, we identified facilitators and barriers to implementation, which we classified into three categories: (a) individuals, (b) social interactions and context, and (c) organizational and resource issues. Insights obtained from this study can be used to identify target areas for improving the implementation of thrombolytic therapy and other new methods in stroke care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014. Vol. 24, no 3, 412-419 p.
health care professionals, interviews semistructured, knowledge utilization, stroke
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83383DOI: 10.1177/1049732313514137ISI: 000332446400011PubMedID: 24259536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-83383DiVA: diva2:666234