Impact of an Educational Intervention on the Adoption of Proactive Immunization Practices among Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154428
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Presentation
Title:
Impact of an Educational Intervention on the Adoption of Proactive Immunization Practices among Nurses
Abstract:
Impact of an Educational Intervention on the Adoption of Proactive Immunization Practices among Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Caroline, Larue, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Universite de Montreal
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Letellier Monique, MD, MEd; Petit GeneviFve, MD, Fellow, in, public, health; Gauvin Lise, PhD; Guimond Catherine, BacScInf; Valiquette Louise, MD, MSc, fellow; and Nicole Boulianne, Inf, MSc
[Research Presentation] Introduction: Although nurses perform about 50% of immunizations among children aged 0 to 5 years old in Quebec, a recent study (Petit et al., 2006) showed that adoption of proactive immunization practices is suboptimal. The poor uptake of immunization practices among nurses is likely associated with less favourable beliefs about the value of vaccination among nurses in comparison to physicians (Dionne et al, 1999, 2001). An educational intervention was thus developed to improve immunization practices among nurses which involved creating a place for critical reflection on professional practice and a commitment to motivational interviewing. Goal: This study examined the impact of the intervention on immunization practices among nurses who immunized children aged 0 to 5 years old in community health centers. Methods: We conducted a cluster-randomized trial wherein community health centers were randomized to experimental and control conditions. Only nurses working in experimental centers participated in the intervention. Prior to and 3 months following the intervention time frame, all nurses completed a validate questionnaire (Petit et al., 2006) dealing with the frequency of use of immunization practices, a retrospective diary of four consecutive vaccination episodes (Larue et al., 2006), and their responses to a simulated clinical vaccination situation. Results: Overall 82 nurses working in 15 experimental health centers and 61 nurses working in 18 control health centers participated in the study. Preliminary analyses showed that immunization practices pertaining to informing parentsáabout the benefits of immunization,ácorrecting false information and myths, and unequivocally recommending immunization were adopted more frequentlyáfollowing the intervention by nurses randomized to the experimental condition. á Conclusioná: An intervention creating a place for reflection on professional practices for immunization is a good catalyst for reducing discrepancies between current and ideal vaccination practices among nurses.
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.titleImpact of an Educational Intervention on the Adoption of Proactive Immunization Practices among Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154428-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of an Educational Intervention on the Adoption of Proactive Immunization Practices among Nurses</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">Caroline, Larue, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universite de Montreal</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">caroline.larue@umontreal.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Letellier Monique, MD, MEd; Petit GeneviFve, MD, Fellow, in, public, health; Gauvin Lise, PhD; Guimond Catherine, BacScInf; Valiquette Louise, MD, MSc, fellow; and Nicole Boulianne, Inf, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Introduction: Although nurses perform about 50% of immunizations among children aged 0 to 5 years old in Quebec, a recent study (Petit et al., 2006) showed that adoption of proactive immunization practices is suboptimal. The poor uptake of immunization practices among nurses is likely associated with less favourable beliefs about the value of vaccination among nurses in comparison to physicians (Dionne et al, 1999, 2001). An educational intervention was thus developed to improve immunization practices among nurses which involved creating a place for critical reflection on professional practice and a commitment to motivational interviewing. Goal: This study examined the impact of the intervention on immunization practices among nurses who immunized children aged 0 to 5 years old in community health centers. Methods: We conducted a cluster-randomized trial wherein community health centers were randomized to experimental and control conditions. Only nurses working in experimental centers participated in the intervention. Prior to and 3 months following the intervention time frame, all nurses completed a validate questionnaire (Petit et al., 2006) dealing with the frequency of use of immunization practices, a retrospective diary of four consecutive vaccination episodes (Larue et al., 2006), and their responses to a simulated clinical vaccination situation. Results: Overall 82 nurses working in 15 experimental health centers and 61 nurses working in 18 control health centers participated in the study. Preliminary analyses showed that immunization practices pertaining to informing parents&aacute;about the benefits of immunization,&aacute;correcting false information and myths, and unequivocally recommending immunization were adopted more frequently&aacute;following the intervention by nurses randomized to the experimental condition. &aacute; Conclusion&aacute;: An intervention creating a place for reflection on professional practices for immunization is a good catalyst for reducing discrepancies between current and ideal vaccination practices among nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:59:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:59:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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