CONTINUING EDUCATIONAdaptation and Evaluation of Online Self-learning Modules to Teach Critical Appraisal and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing An International CollaborationGAGNON, JOHANNE PhD, RN; GAGNON, MARIE-PIERRE PhD; BUTEAU, ROSE-ANNE PhD, RN; AZIZAH, GINETTE MBOUROU PhD; JETTÉ, SYLVIE PhD, RN; LAMPRON, AMÉLIE MA; SIMONYAN, DAVID MSc; ASUA, JOSÉ MD, PhD; REVIRIEGO, EVA MScAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Faculty of Nursing Sciences (Drs J. Gagnon, M.-P. Gagnon, and Mbourou Azizah), Laval University; Public Health and Best Health Practices Vector (Drs J. Gagnon and M.-P. Gagnon, Ms Lampron, and Mr Simonyan), CHU de Quebec Research Centre; Innovation Assistance Office (Dr Buteau), CHU de Quebec; and School of Nursing Sciences (Dr Jetté), University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; and Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (Dr Asua and Ms Reviriego), Health Department, Basque Government, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The authors have received funding from the Quebec Nursing Intervention Research Network and the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Québec. These funding sources have had no influence on the conduct of this research or the results presented. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Johanne Gagnon, PhD, RN, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université Laval, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry 1050, avenue de la Médecine, Québec, G1V 0A6, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: July 2015 - Volume 33 - Issue 7 - p 285-294 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000156 Buy Take the CE Test Metrics Abstract Healthcare professionals need to update their knowledge and acquire skills to continually inform their practice based on scientific evidence. This study was designed to evaluate online self-learning modules on critical appraisal skills to promote the use of research in clinical practice among nurses from Quebec (Canada) and the Basque Country (Spain). The teaching material was developed in Quebec and adapted to the Basque Country as part of an international collaboration project. A prospective pre-post study was conducted with 36 nurses from Quebec and 47 from the Basque Country. Assessment comprised the administration of questionnaires before and after the course in order to explore the main intervention outcomes: knowledge acquisition and self-learning readiness. Satisfaction was also measured at the end of the course. Two of the three research hypotheses were confirmed: (1) participants significantly improved their overall knowledge score after the educational intervention; and (2) they were, in general, satisfied with the course, giving it a rating of seven out of 10. Participants also reported a greater readiness for self-directed learning after the course, but this result was not significant in Quebec. The study provides unique knowledge on the cultural adaptation of online self-learning modules for teaching nurses about critical appraisal skills and evidence-based practice. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.