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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154031
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Positive Parenting
Abstract:
Promoting Positive Parenting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Brennan, Rita Allen, DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Central DuPage Hospital
Title:Outcomes Manager
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: This study examines whether parents who receive the Positive Parenting Kit exhibit the expected changes in parenting knowledge across time.  As part of the discharge process new parents receive a Positive Parenting Kit which contains a variety of materials designed to educate parents about their infant?s behavior in the first few months of life. The premise is that purposeful parent education provides a foundation of learned skills and parents may in turn reduce the incidence of child abuse. This study?s focus is limited to the parent knowledge.  This study was conducted at a community hospital in partnership with investigators from a local university and is also one component of a community agency campaign to improve parenting skills.
Methods: In a pre/post test design, parents were asked to complete the Knowledge Questionnaire. Consenting parents were first given the questionnaire after giving birth to complete prior to discharge from the hospital. Demographic information was included, as well as 15 items to ascertain parent knowledge of infant behavior and parenting interventions.  In six weeks a follow-up questionnaire was mailed to the parents? home.  Parents were asked to complete and return the questionnaire to the investigator at the university. Results: Response from the initial survey indicates that for ten of the fifteen knowledge assessment items, questions were answered incorrectly by over 25% of the respondents.  This data supports the premise that new parents may benefit from the type of parent educational material presented in the kits.  Preliminary results from the 6-week follow-up survey indicate that knowledge increased significantly across time. Conclusion: Parent respondents demonstrated significant learning for several of the survey items. This validates that providing educational material to parents is beneficial.  This data also allows nurses to identify common parental knowledge gaps and thereby establish an educational plan for new parents.
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.titlePromoting Positive Parentingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154031-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promoting Positive Parenting</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brennan, Rita Allen, DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Central DuPage Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Outcomes Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rita_brennan@cdh.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;This study examines whether parents who receive the Positive Parenting Kit exhibit the expected changes in parenting knowledge across time.&nbsp; As part of the discharge process new parents receive a Positive Parenting Kit which contains a variety of materials designed to educate parents about their infant?s behavior in the first few months of life. The premise is that purposeful parent education provides a foundation of learned skills and parents may in turn reduce the incidence of child abuse. This study?s focus is limited to the parent knowledge.&nbsp; This study was conducted at a community hospital in partnership with investigators from a local university and is also one component of a community agency campaign to improve parenting skills. <br/>Methods: In a pre/post test design, parents were asked to complete the Knowledge Questionnaire. Consenting parents were first given the questionnaire after giving birth to complete prior to discharge from the hospital. Demographic information was included, as well as 15 items to ascertain parent knowledge of infant behavior and parenting interventions.&nbsp; In six weeks a follow-up questionnaire was mailed to the parents? home.&nbsp; Parents were asked to complete and return the questionnaire to the investigator at the university. Results:&nbsp;Response from the initial survey indicates that for ten of the fifteen knowledge assessment items, questions were answered incorrectly by over 25% of the respondents.&nbsp; This data supports the premise that new parents may benefit from the type of parent educational material presented in the kits.&nbsp; Preliminary results from the 6-week follow-up survey indicate that knowledge increased significantly across time.&nbsp;Conclusion:&nbsp;Parent respondents demonstrated significant learning for several of the survey items. This validates that providing educational material to parents is beneficial.&nbsp; This data also allows nurses to identify common parental knowledge gaps and thereby establish an educational plan for new parents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:41:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:41:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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