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Community Setting As A Determinant Of Health For Indigenous Peoples Living In The Prairie Provinces Of Canada: High Rates And Advanced Presentations Of Tuberculosis, Maria J. Mayan, Rebecca Jayne Gokiert, Tristan Robinson, Melissa Tremblay, Sylvia Abonyi, Kirstyn Morley, Richard Long 2019 University of Alberta

Community Setting As A Determinant Of Health For Indigenous Peoples Living In The Prairie Provinces Of Canada: High Rates And Advanced Presentations Of Tuberculosis, Maria J. Mayan, Rebecca Jayne Gokiert, Tristan Robinson, Melissa Tremblay, Sylvia Abonyi, Kirstyn Morley, Richard Long

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Indigenous Peoples in Canada experience disproportionately high tuberculosis (TB) rates, and those living in the Prairie Provinces have the most advanced TB presentations (Health Canada, 2009). The community settings (i.e., urban centres, non-remote reserves, remote reserves, and isolated reserves) where Indigenous Peoples live can help explain high TB rates. Through qualitative description, we identify how community setting influenced Indigenous people’s experiences by (a) delaying accurate diagnoses; (b) perpetuating shame and stigma; and (c) limiting understanding of the disease. Participants living in urban centres experienced significant difficulties obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Reserve community participants feared being shamed and stigmatized ...


Exploring Help-Seeking Intentions Of Homeless Veterans Attending A Stand Down Event, Tara Vaughn 2019 University of Texas at Tyler

Exploring Help-Seeking Intentions Of Homeless Veterans Attending A Stand Down Event, Tara Vaughn

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

Lack of help-seeking behavior among homeless veterans results in higher burden of disease and lower quality of life. No studies have been conducted involving help- seeking intentions of homeless veterans within the veteran stand down population. Pender’s Revised Health Promotion Model was used to guide this descriptive correlational study with the aim of exploring the extent selected personal characteristics and experiences and behavior-specific factors affect help-seeking intentions among homeless veterans attending a stand down event.

A convenience sample of 86 homeless veterans (mean age 56) was recruited from a 3-day veteran stand down event in Northern California. Each participant ...


An Investigation Of The Relationships Between And Among Disaster Preparedness Knowledge, Perceived Use Of Intuition, And Triage Decision Making Of Emergency Department Registered Nurses In Acute Care Hospitals Using Benner’S Novice To Expert Theory, Brian Charles Schneider 2019 Seton Hall University

An Investigation Of The Relationships Between And Among Disaster Preparedness Knowledge, Perceived Use Of Intuition, And Triage Decision Making Of Emergency Department Registered Nurses In Acute Care Hospitals Using Benner’S Novice To Expert Theory, Brian Charles Schneider

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: Disasters are man-made or natural events that challenge resources and support in an environment lacking rules and regulations. Nurses represent the largest resource in healthcare and are among the first to encounter victims of disaster, thus having knowledge of disaster preparedness is essential to disaster response. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence concerning the relationships between everyday elements of nursing practice such as intuition and triage decision-making and disaster preparedness knowledge.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between and among disaster preparedness knowledge, perceived use of intuition, and triage decision-making in emergency ...


Healthy Aging In The Community Initiative, Didem Kadriye Unver 2019 University of San Francisco

Healthy Aging In The Community Initiative, Didem Kadriye Unver

Master's Projects and Capstones

In 2016 the Sequoia Health Care partnering with Peninsula Family Services developed a non-profit and free program called 70 Strong. It is a personal resource guide for the 60 and above client base for activities and services from Redwood City to Foster City to encourage independence amongst the older population. It includes a wide array of categories, such as fitness and social activities, volunteer opportunities, transportation, enrichment, and support groups. This is not an acute healthcare provider; however, it is a primary prevention effort by Sequoia Healthcare District to increase wellness among the older population in the county. The purpose ...


Treatment Of Burns With Burns & Wounds (B & W) Ointment And Leaf Therapy, Maria E. Main, Deborah Williams, M. Susan Jones 2019 Western Kentucky University

Treatment Of Burns With Burns & Wounds (B & W) Ointment And Leaf Therapy, Maria E. Main, Deborah Williams, M. Susan Jones

Eve Main

No abstract provided.


The Accuracy Of Referral For Portable Lipid Analyzers In An Old Order Mennonite Population, Maria E. Main, M. Susan Jones, Cathy H. Abell 2019 Western Kentucky University

The Accuracy Of Referral For Portable Lipid Analyzers In An Old Order Mennonite Population, Maria E. Main, M. Susan Jones, Cathy H. Abell

Eve Main

The primary purposes of this study were to: 1) examine the accuracy for referral of two portable lipid analyzers (PLAs) in an old order Mennonite population through a comparison to a national standardized reference laboratory, 2) examine the relationship of total cholesterol values with other known cardiovascular risk factors, and 3) foster the continued participatory model of health care service in this community. The self-selected sample was composed of 42 adult members of an old order Mennonite community residing in south central Kentucky. A descriptive correlational design was used in this study. There were clinically relevant variations in the total ...


Practice Matters: Screening And Caring For Those With Hypertension, Dawn M. Garrett Wright, Maria E. Main, Mary L. Branstetter 2019 Western Kentucky University

Practice Matters: Screening And Caring For Those With Hypertension, Dawn M. Garrett Wright, Maria E. Main, Mary L. Branstetter

Eve Main

The purpose of this article is to review best practices for screening and monitoring hypertension for Faith Community Nurses (FCNs). Epidemiological data regarding hypertension will be presented, along with current guidelines for blood pressure monitoring. Information on lifestyle modification and patient education resources is included to assist the FCN to improve service to patients at risk for and with current hypertension.


Osteoporosis Education: Success In A Community Setting, Cathy H. Abell, Maria E. Main, Maire M. Blankenship, S. Renea Watkins 2019 Western Kentucky University

Osteoporosis Education: Success In A Community Setting, Cathy H. Abell, Maria E. Main, Maire M. Blankenship, S. Renea Watkins

Eve Main

The purpose of the quasi-experimental study was to examine the effect of a community educational offering on attendees’ knowledge of osteoporosis as measured by the Osteoporosis Knowledge Test. A statistical significant difference was noted between the pretest and post-test means (p = .000). The findings demonstrate that a brief educational session can increase knowledge regarding osteoporosis. Development of partnerships with community populations to provide opportunities for health education can be valuable in promoting healthy behaviors.


Practice Matters: Screening And Monitoring Hyperlipidemia, M. Laurie Branstetter DNP, Maria E. Main, Tonya Bragg-Underwood DNP 2019 Western Kentucky University

Practice Matters: Screening And Monitoring Hyperlipidemia, M. Laurie Branstetter Dnp, Maria E. Main, Tonya Bragg-Underwood Dnp

Eve Main

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide Faith Community Nurses with current information on hyperlipidemia, a chronic disease responsible for the leading cause of death worldwide. Current guidelines for cholesterol screening and a risk calculator resource for estimating cardiovascular risk are provided. Myths and truths are presented for review with patients. Suggestions and resources for lifestyle modifications and patient education are included. Faith Community Nurses are at the center of community health and actively involved with improving health outcomes related to chronic disease.


A Collaborative Educational Innovation In An Old Order Mennonite Community, M. Susan Jones PhD, Maria E. Main DNP, Dawn M. Garrett PhD 2019 Western Kentucky University, School of Nursing

A Collaborative Educational Innovation In An Old Order Mennonite Community, M. Susan Jones Phd, Maria E. Main Dnp, Dawn M. Garrett Phd

Eve Main

Forming collaborative, interprofessional partnerships to facilitate the education of future healthcare providers to serve diverse cultures is an overarching goal of Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and supported by the Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2005). This article describes the process of creating and sustaining a collaborative interprofessional health promotion and educational project with an old order Mennonite (OOM) community in south central Kentucky. This ongoing project began over a decade ago and involves the collaborative efforts of the South Central Kentucky AHEC, the School of Nursing at Western Kentucky University (WKU), a family practice residency program affiliated with the University ...


Health Promotion In 7 Minutes, Cathy Abell, Maria Eve Main, M. Susan Jones 2019 Western Kentucky University

Health Promotion In 7 Minutes, Cathy Abell, Maria Eve Main, M. Susan Jones

Eve Main

No abstract provided.


Examining Faith Community Nurses’ Perception And Utilization Of Electronic Health Records, Carole N. Mattingly, M. Eve Main 2019 Western Kentucky University

Examining Faith Community Nurses’ Perception And Utilization Of Electronic Health Records, Carole N. Mattingly, M. Eve Main

Eve Main

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify current faith community nurse documentation practices, explore factors impacting intention to adopt electronic health records, and identify perceived barriers and benefits to electronic health record use among faith community nurses practicing in the Midwest. The technology acceptance model is used to examine impact of perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use of electronic health records on intention to adopt.

This study is a quantitative exploratory research study utilizing a cross-sectional researcher-developed 39-item questionnaire. Surveys were distributed by mail and e-mail to faith community nurses practicing in South-Central Indiana and Western Kentucky ...


A Colorectal Cancer Screening Project In An Old Order Mennonite Community: Capstone Project Technical Report, Maria Eve Main 2019 Western Kentucky University

A Colorectal Cancer Screening Project In An Old Order Mennonite Community: Capstone Project Technical Report, Maria Eve Main

Eve Main

The purpose of this project was to determine if colorectal cancer (CRC) screening education and community access to fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) is associated with an increase in the uptake of FOBT in an old order Mennonite community. Utilizing a modified cultural model, an educational offering on CRC screening and access to FOBT in the community was delivered to a self-selected sample of age-eligible participants. Thirty-three age eligible residents completed the CRC screening questionnaires and received education on CRC screening. Twenty-nine of the age-eligible participants were found to be at average risk and twenty-three elected to receive FOBT testing ...


Child Weight And Feeding Patterns In An Old Order Mennonite Community, Dawn M. Garrett Wright, Maria E. Main, M. Susan Jones 2019 Western Kentucky University

Child Weight And Feeding Patterns In An Old Order Mennonite Community, Dawn M. Garrett Wright, Maria E. Main, M. Susan Jones

Eve Main

Feeding practices in some religious communities may decrease childhood obesity. However, there is limited research in these communities to assess maternal perceptions of their children’s weight and feeding patterns. The purpose of this study was to ascertain Old Order Mennonite mothers’ perceptions of their children’s body weight and to examine feeding patterns for their children. Sample: Participants for this descriptive, correlational study were recruited from an Old Order Mennonite community in south central Kentucky. Sampling was achieved using a snowball sampling strategy and the use of a community insider. Methods: Body Mass Index was measured for mothers and ...


Childhood Obesity: Getting Back To The Basics, Fanny Powell 2019 The University of San Francisco

Childhood Obesity: Getting Back To The Basics, Fanny Powell

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Childhood obesity is an epidemic that affects the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2015) states that over the past thirty years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has more than doubled in younger children and quadrupled in adolescents (CDC, 2015). Although obesity is a multifactorial health issue that is affected by genetics, metabolic factors, socioeconomic factors, and lifestyle choices (Stanford, 2018), a majority of pediatric obesity is as a result of consuming more energy than the body utilizes. There are both immediate and long-term consequences of obesity that negatively affect a child’s health which may carry ...


The Impact Of A School-Based Program On Diabetes And Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Lindsey Thielman 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Impact Of A School-Based Program On Diabetes And Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Lindsey Thielman

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Obesity is an increasing health issue both in the United States and worldwide. Furthermore, childhood obesity is increasing in prevalence. Childhood obesity is associated with an increased risk of comorbidities in adulthood. Obesity in childhood and adolescence makes one more likely to become obese during adulthood. This study sought to determine the effect of a school-based obesity prevention program on diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors such as body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, waist circumference, and acanthosis nigricans. Measurements were taken before education in the fall semester, and again after two education sessions in the spring semester. Student and faculty ...


Female Genital Mutilation In The United States: Estimating The Number Of Girls At Risk, Phyllis Chesler 2019 Phyllis Chesler Organization

Female Genital Mutilation In The United States: Estimating The Number Of Girls At Risk, Phyllis Chesler

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Female genital mutilation (FGM) destroys the capacity of women to experience sexual pleasure. It causes serious medical complications such as bleeding, painful urination, cysts, dangerous and recurrent bladder and urinary tract infections, the growth of scar tissue that make marital intercourse a nightmare and that turns childbirth into an experience of danger and torture. Due to immigration, FGM now poses a potential health crisis in the West, both in Europe and in the United States. To estimate how many girls who live in the West are at risk, one can measure the prevalence of FGM in the non-Western countries where ...


Eat Better Move More: Educational Program Teaching Healthy Eating Habits To Low-Socioeconomic Elementary School Students, Megan March 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Eat Better Move More: Educational Program Teaching Healthy Eating Habits To Low-Socioeconomic Elementary School Students, Megan March

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Obesity is a growing problem and has shown no signs of improvement over the past decade, with an estimated one in five children between the ages of six and seventeen are overweight. This problem is even more prevalent in ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged families. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the EBMM program nutrition module on 4th and 5th grade student’s food choices. The study was conducted at an elementary school in Northwest Arkansas. A convenience sample of 4th and 5th grade students was chosen to participate in the study. Nursing ...


Implementing An Honors Nonprofit Internship: Hub Of Hope, Janet Wagner 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Implementing An Honors Nonprofit Internship: Hub Of Hope, Janet Wagner

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Human trafficking is the term used to describe modern-day slavery, which is a global problem, but it is also present here in the United States. During this last year, I have worked with the Northwest Arkansas nonprofit Hub of HOPE. This organization, founded in 2016 by Jennifer Sorey, supports victims of human trafficking and raises awareness by educating Arkansans on the pervasiveness of human trafficking and its implications for our community. As part of my work, I completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training to understand how to work with human trafficking victims who are also victims of sexual assault ...


Food Insecurity Screening In A Federally Qualified Health Center’S Primary Care Setting, Colette Whelan 2019 University of Portland

Food Insecurity Screening In A Federally Qualified Health Center’S Primary Care Setting, Colette Whelan

Nursing Graduate Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


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