Why Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Are Not Doing Research—Perceptions, Barriers, and Participation in Research from the Academy’s Dietetics Practice-Based Research Network Needs Assessment Survey

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      The Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) model has been adapted to nutrition and dietetics via the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Dietetics Practice-Based Research Network (DPBRN).
      • Trostler N.
      • Myers E.F.
      Blending research and practice: Practice based research networks an opportunity for dietetics professionals.
      The DPBRN conducted a survey in November 2013 to determine registered dietitian nutritionists’ (RDNs’) perceptions of research, current participation, and barriers to participating in research, and to determine resources that would be helpful in improving the RDN’s ability to conduct research through the DPBRN and other venues.
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      C. M. Dougherty is a clinical dietitian, St Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY; at the time of the study, she was a Master’s of Science degree candidate, Long Island University (LIU) Post, Brookville, NY.


      J. D. Burrowes is professor and chair, Department of Nutrition, LIU Post, Brookville NY.


      R. K. Hand is director of the Dietetics Practice-Based Research Network, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL.