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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154828
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Easy Access to Health Information
Abstract:
Easy Access to Health Information
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Christian, Robin R., DNP, RN, FNP-C
P.I. Institution Name:Alcorn State University
Title:Nurse Practitioner, Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Improving access to healthcare in a rural community requires innovative strategies.  Using internet technology in this electronic age can increase the availability of health information. Teaching patients how to focus on health promotion and self management can reduce the burden of chronic illness, increase quality of life, and reduce health disparities.   Decreasing barriers to eHealth information is the goal of this project. The project will establish 8 community sites where the public will be trained on the National Library of Medicine's health databases, and have free access to health information online.  A mobile health unit will also be utilized to reach outlying community sites to increase access to information and health care.  eHealth technology will also be introduced into the nursing curriculum at a University in rural Mississippi. Methods: The Easy Access to Health Information project will reach residents living in 4 counties in Mississippi and 1 parish in Louisiana.  The project will utilize strategies in research, curriculum development, training and eHealth information dissemination.  The research question being addressed is; "Does educational information provided to individuals increase access to health information?"  The participants will take a pre-test and post-test, and a post card will also be given to each participant at the training, to be mailed back within 3 months. Results: To date, over 300 community members have been trained on the NLM health information databases.  Analysis of the data is in process. Conclusion:  The Easy Access to Health Information project will help decrease the gaps, or barriers, of computer/internet use in our community.  Giving community members access to a computer and internet can increase their use of eHealth technology. The databases provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are credible, evidence based sites that provide accurate and reliable information for clinicians and the public. 
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.titleEasy Access to Health Informationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154828-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Easy Access to Health Information</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">Christian, Robin R., DNP, RN, FNP-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Alcorn State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rchristian@alcorn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Improving access to healthcare in a rural community requires innovative strategies.&nbsp; Using internet technology in this electronic age can increase the availability of health information. Teaching patients how to focus on health promotion and self management can reduce the burden of chronic illness, increase quality of life, and reduce health disparities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Decreasing barriers to eHealth information is the goal of this project.&nbsp;The project will establish 8 community sites where the public will be trained on the National Library of Medicine's health databases, and have free access to health information online.&nbsp; A mobile health unit will also be utilized to reach outlying community sites to increase access to information and health care.&nbsp; eHealth technology will also be introduced into the nursing curriculum at a University in rural Mississippi. Methods:&nbsp;The Easy&nbsp;Access to Health Information&nbsp;project will reach residents living in 4 counties in Mississippi and 1 parish in Louisiana.&nbsp; The project will&nbsp;utilize strategies in research, curriculum development, training and eHealth information dissemination.&nbsp; The research question being addressed is; &quot;Does educational information provided to individuals increase access to health information?&quot;&nbsp; The participants will take a pre-test and post-test, and a post card will also be given to each participant at the training, to be mailed back within 3 months.&nbsp;Results:&nbsp;To date, over 300 community members have been trained on the NLM health information databases.&nbsp; Analysis of the data is in process. Conclusion:&nbsp; The Easy&nbsp;Access to Health Information&nbsp;project will help decrease the gaps, or barriers, of computer/internet use in our community.&nbsp; Giving community members access to a computer and internet can increase their use of eHealth technology.&nbsp;The databases provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are credible, evidence based sites that provide accurate and reliable information for clinicians and the public.&nbsp; <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:18:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:18:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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