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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150609
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Practice: A Model Academic-Community Partnership
Abstract:
Evidence-Based Practice: A Model Academic-Community Partnership
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hall-Long, Bethany A., PhD, RNC, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Gale Moore Bucher, RN, MSN
Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in Delaware, and is the eighth leading cause of death in the nation. Over 8% of Delaware?s residents and one in six inpatient clients of the state?s largest, non-profit health care system, Christiana Care, are known diabetics. An academic-community diabetes home health education partnership was created in response to this problem. The partners were the University of Delaware and the Christiana Care, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). An evaluation study was conducted to analyze the relative effectiveness of  the  community-based intervention on the self-management behaviors of diabetics in Delaware.  Secondary goals of the partnership were to improve access to diabetic care and to expand education and evidenced-based practice opportunities. The Iowa Model was synthesized with a health education framework to guide the partnership. A purposive sample of 145, VNA adult diabetic clients participated in the model program (2003-2005).  Certified diabetes nurse educators (CDEs), faculty, and undergraduate student nurses? used the same educational guidelines to teach and monitor the sample across 4 semesters. Scheduled follow-up phone calls were placed to monitor clients The program included classroom instruction (8 hrs) and 4-5 weekly home visits. Data were collected using the VNA documentation forms and the research tools: the Mini Mental State Exam, the Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center?s Diabetes Tests, a 24 hour recall dietary log, and a weekly activity sheet. Non-parametric tests (i.e., content analyses, distributions) were used to analyze the data. The study findings reflected the effectiveness of the academic-community partnership. For example, over 33% of the diabetic clients reported an increase in self-management behaviors and 65% an increase in motivation and support for behavior change. The presentation concludes with future implications and tips for replication of evidenced based practice through collaboration.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Practice: A Model Academic-Community Partnershipen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150609-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evidence-Based Practice: A Model Academic-Community Partnership</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hall-Long, Bethany A., PhD, RNC, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">blong@udel.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gale Moore Bucher, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in Delaware, and is the eighth leading cause of death in the nation. Over 8% of Delaware?s residents and one in six inpatient clients of the state?s largest, non-profit health care system, Christiana Care, are known diabetics. An academic-community diabetes home health education partnership was created in response to this problem. The partners were the University of Delaware and the Christiana Care, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). An evaluation study was conducted to analyze the relative effectiveness of&nbsp; the&nbsp; community-based intervention on the self-management behaviors of diabetics in Delaware.&nbsp; Secondary goals of the partnership were to improve access to diabetic care and to expand education and evidenced-based practice opportunities. The Iowa Model was synthesized with a health education framework to guide the partnership. A purposive sample of 145, VNA adult diabetic clients participated in the model program (2003-2005).&nbsp; Certified diabetes nurse educators (CDEs), faculty, and undergraduate student nurses? used the same educational guidelines to teach and monitor the sample across 4 semesters. Scheduled follow-up phone calls were placed to monitor clients&nbsp;The program included classroom instruction (8 hrs) and 4-5 weekly home visits. Data were collected using the VNA documentation forms and the research tools: the Mini Mental State Exam, the Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center?s Diabetes Tests, a 24 hour recall dietary log, and a weekly activity sheet. Non-parametric tests (i.e., content analyses, distributions) were used to analyze the data. The study findings reflected the effectiveness of the academic-community partnership. For example, over 33% of the diabetic clients reported an increase in self-management behaviors and 65% an increase in motivation and support for behavior change. The presentation concludes with future implications and tips for replication of evidenced based practice through collaboration.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:37:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:37:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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