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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151109
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Health Report Card for a Rural Native American Community
Abstract:
A Health Report Card for a Rural Native American Community
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Wilken, Marlene, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Creighton University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Theresa A. Conway, BSN, CCRC; Barbara A. Franklin, RN, BSN and Mary Katherine Anderson, PhD, APRN
[Research Presentation] The Omaha Tribe, located in rural Nebraska, invited Creighton University's School of Nursing and the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE) to participate in a community health project. The community identified the need to have school health screening data analyzed and a health report card developed for each child screened, partly in response to the community-identified problem of rapidly increasing rates of diabetes.áSchool screenings includedátraditional measurements as well as visual examination for the presence or absence of Acanthosis Nigricans (AN), a skin pigmentation associated with diabetes mellitus and metabolicásyndrome. The Omaha Tribe has found AN screening results to be useful tools for diabetes prevention education.áEach year more thaná500 youth have beenáscreened. Creighton graduate nursing students and faculty participated with Omaha Tribe health professionals and volunteers for the 2006-07 school screening events.áThe collected screening data was analyzed by graduate nursing students and faculty and shared with the community health team. With assistance from community and tribal leaders, the health report card was developed to be a culturally relevant tool for families regarding their child's health status. The health report card was used to inform parents about their child's annual school health screening results andáprovided relevant education and interventions, as necessary, for prevention of potential health problems such as obesity and diabetes. The completed health report cards were given to family members who attended popular community events. Culturally appropriate incentives were used to maximize attendance. Health professionals, including the graduate nursing students and community health staff from the local clinic, were present to discuss the health report card with the family. The health team partnersácontacted high-risk students for further evaluation;áandáhealth promotion and disease prevention interventions were tailored to the participating students, families, and the Omaha Tribe community.
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.titleA Health Report Card for a Rural Native American Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151109-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Health Report Card for a Rural Native American Community</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilken, Marlene, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Creighton University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mwilken@creighton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Theresa A. Conway, BSN, CCRC; Barbara A. Franklin, RN, BSN and Mary Katherine Anderson, PhD, APRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The Omaha Tribe, located in rural Nebraska, invited Creighton University's School of Nursing and the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE) to participate in a community health project. The community identified the need to have school health screening data analyzed and a health report card developed for each child screened, partly in response to the community-identified problem of rapidly increasing rates of diabetes.&aacute;School screenings included&aacute;traditional measurements as well as visual examination for the presence or absence of Acanthosis Nigricans (AN), a skin pigmentation associated with diabetes mellitus and metabolic&aacute;syndrome. The Omaha Tribe has found AN screening results to be useful tools for diabetes prevention education.&aacute;Each year more than&aacute;500 youth have been&aacute;screened. Creighton graduate nursing students and faculty participated with Omaha Tribe health professionals and volunteers for the 2006-07 school screening events.&aacute;The collected screening data was analyzed by graduate nursing students and faculty and shared with the community health team. With assistance from community and tribal leaders, the health report card was developed to be a culturally relevant tool for families regarding their child's health status. The health report card was used to inform parents about their child's annual school health screening results and&aacute;provided relevant education and interventions, as necessary, for prevention of potential health problems such as obesity and diabetes. The completed health report cards were given to family members who attended popular community events. Culturally appropriate incentives were used to maximize attendance. Health professionals, including the graduate nursing students and community health staff from the local clinic, were present to discuss the health report card with the family. The health team partners&aacute;contacted high-risk students for further evaluation;&aacute;and&aacute;health promotion and disease prevention interventions were tailored to the participating students, families, and the Omaha Tribe community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:52:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:52:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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