Use of Internet Technology in Community Assessment and Intervention Projects to Provide Evidence-Based Practice to High Risk Populations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154128
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Internet Technology in Community Assessment and Intervention Projects to Provide Evidence-Based Practice to High Risk Populations
Abstract:
Use of Internet Technology in Community Assessment and Intervention Projects to Provide Evidence-Based Practice to High Risk Populations
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Sternas, Kathleen A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Seton Hall University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Ann Scharf, EdD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Objectives: Internet technology is a valued strategy for learning. Collaboration between universities and community-based agencies is necessary to address high rates of asthma, homelessness, violence, heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, obesity and other health problems in high risk populations. This presentation describes: community assessment and intervention projects that use Internet technology and partnerships to provide evidence-based practice to high risk populations; interventions that have demonstrated positive outcomes for high risk populations, agency partners and students. Design: Descriptive research. Methods: Traditional (n=169)and second degree (n=162) community health nursing students and 98 agency partners collaborated to assess needs of high risk populations, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that address needs. Needs included: nutrition/obesity; prenatal care/breastfeeding; asthma; immunizations; lead poisoning; hygiene; chronic/communicable diseases. Students and partners completed outcome evaluations. Findings: Students used the Internet for: identifying community problems; community assessment; research on evidence-based interventions to meet needs. Internet technology was used to create brochures/posters/health games. Interventions included: asthma triggers computer program; magnetized medication card; baby's development diary; healthy foods gameboard; booklet on infestations; health information binder for Aids Museum Project. Internet resources were used to create: healthcare services pamphlet; mental illness resource book; STD brochure which increased clinic attendance; educational materials to promote healthy eating/reduce obesity, breast feeding, hygiene, immunizations, self-empowerment. Students(100%) agreed experiences increased competence in assessment/planning community interventions. Traditional (93.8%) and accelerated (100%) students reported improved Internet abilities. Students reported expertise in caring for high-risk populations; evidence of intervention effectiveness. Agency partners reported interventions decreased community health problems/promoted health/prevented disease. Partners (100%) agreed assessments/interventions met community needs. Outcomes included new health programs/increased educational resources. Conclusions: Community assessment and intervention projects that use Internet technology help meet health needs of high risk populations, result in positive outcomes for community members/agency partners/ students. Implications include educating nurses/students about ways to use Internet technology to assess community problems, identify/develop interventions which improve evidenced-based practice with high risk populations.
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.titleUse of Internet Technology in Community Assessment and Intervention Projects to Provide Evidence-Based Practice to High Risk Populationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154128-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of Internet Technology in Community Assessment and Intervention Projects to Provide Evidence-Based Practice to High Risk Populations</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sternas, Kathleen A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seton Hall University</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">sternaka@shu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Ann Scharf, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Objectives: Internet technology is a valued strategy for learning. Collaboration between universities and community-based agencies is necessary to address high rates of asthma, homelessness, violence, heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, obesity and other health problems in high risk populations. This presentation describes: community assessment and intervention projects that use Internet technology and partnerships to provide evidence-based practice to high risk populations; interventions that have demonstrated positive outcomes for high risk populations, agency partners and students. Design: Descriptive research. Methods: Traditional (n=169)and second degree (n=162) community health nursing students and 98 agency partners collaborated to assess needs of high risk populations, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that address needs. Needs included: nutrition/obesity; prenatal care/breastfeeding; asthma; immunizations; lead poisoning; hygiene; chronic/communicable diseases. Students and partners completed outcome evaluations. Findings: Students used the Internet for: identifying community problems; community assessment; research on evidence-based interventions to meet needs. Internet technology was used to create brochures/posters/health games. Interventions included: asthma triggers computer program; magnetized medication card; baby's development diary; healthy foods gameboard; booklet on infestations; health information binder for Aids Museum Project. Internet resources were used to create: healthcare services pamphlet; mental illness resource book; STD brochure which increased clinic attendance; educational materials to promote healthy eating/reduce obesity, breast feeding, hygiene, immunizations, self-empowerment. Students(100%) agreed experiences increased competence in assessment/planning community interventions. Traditional (93.8%) and accelerated (100%) students reported improved Internet abilities. Students reported expertise in caring for high-risk populations; evidence of intervention effectiveness. Agency partners reported interventions decreased community health problems/promoted health/prevented disease. Partners (100%) agreed assessments/interventions met community needs. Outcomes included new health programs/increased educational resources. Conclusions: Community assessment and intervention projects that use Internet technology help meet health needs of high risk populations, result in positive outcomes for community members/agency partners/ students. Implications include educating nurses/students about ways to use Internet technology to assess community problems, identify/develop interventions which improve evidenced-based practice with high risk populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:45:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:45:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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