Collaboration Between Faculty and Rural Nurses to Educate African American Women Regarding Breast Health: A Feasibility Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155574
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Presentation
Title:
Collaboration Between Faculty and Rural Nurses to Educate African American Women Regarding Breast Health: A Feasibility Study
Abstract:
Collaboration Between Faculty and Rural Nurses to Educate African American Women Regarding Breast Health: A Feasibility Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kelley, Mary Ann, DSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alabama
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Background:  Breast cancer remains a disparity for African American (AA) women.  In one southern state, rural AA women participated less often in early detection and had a higher mortality from breast cancer than Caucasians.  One avenue to decrease mortality is to educate AA women within the rural communities, where they reside.  Through collaboration with nurses in these communities, effective education is possible. Purpose:  The researcher will discuss the evaluation by stakeholders of a two-phase feasibility study to recruitment and retain rural, AA nurses and rural AA participants for a breast health intervention.  The outcomes of these evaluations are included. Design:  A quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest, one group design was used to study rural AA women.  Using convenience sampling, 4 nurses were recruited, trained, and evaluated, and 58 AA women were exposed to breast health information.  Questionnaires, observation, and interviews were the data collection methods.  Findings:  Evaluating the objectives for the program using descriptive statistics, 100% of nurses considered the program too long, while 93% of participants considered the program the right length.  Regarding organization and adequacy of teaching, 100% of the nurses, faculty, and participants rated the program at agree or strongly agree.  Of the 4 nurses, the ratings for satisfaction with program enough to encourage more nurses to assist were 100%.  The participants evaluated the program regarding learning of new knowledge (100% agree or strongly agree), satisfaction with program (100% agree or strongly agree), and ability to pass knowledge forward to friends (100% agree or strongly agree).  Suggestions for changes included reaching more rural areas, and shorter research forms. Conclusions:  A study of an educational intervention to train rural, AA nurses to teach rural AA participants within the community had positive results.  Further research is needed to identify strategies to enhance completion of educational sessions by African American 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.titleCollaboration Between Faculty and Rural Nurses to Educate African American Women Regarding Breast Health: A Feasibility Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155574-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaboration Between Faculty and Rural Nurses to Educate African American Women Regarding Breast Health: A Feasibility Study</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kelley, Mary Ann, DSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alabama</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mkelley@bama.ua.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background:&nbsp; Breast cancer remains a disparity for African American (AA) women.&nbsp; In one southern state, rural AA women participated less often in early detection and had a higher mortality from breast cancer than Caucasians.&nbsp; One avenue to decrease mortality is to educate AA women within the rural communities, where they reside.&nbsp; Through collaboration with nurses in these communities, effective education is&nbsp;possible. Purpose:&nbsp; The researcher will discuss the evaluation by stakeholders of a two-phase feasibility study to recruitment and retain rural, AA nurses and rural AA participants for a breast health intervention.&nbsp; The outcomes of these evaluations are included. Design:&nbsp; A quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest, one group design was used to study rural AA women.&nbsp; Using convenience sampling, 4 nurses were recruited, trained, and evaluated, and 58 AA women were exposed to breast health information.&nbsp; Questionnaires, observation, and interviews were the data collection methods.&nbsp; Findings:&nbsp; Evaluating the objectives for the program using descriptive statistics, 100% of nurses considered the program too long, while 93% of participants considered the program the right length.&nbsp; Regarding organization and adequacy of teaching, 100% of the nurses, faculty, and participants rated the program at agree or strongly agree.&nbsp; Of the 4 nurses, the ratings for satisfaction with program enough to encourage more nurses to assist were 100%. &nbsp;The participants evaluated the program regarding learning of new knowledge (100% agree or strongly agree), satisfaction with program (100% agree or strongly agree), and ability to pass knowledge forward to friends (100% agree or strongly agree).&nbsp; Suggestions for changes included reaching more rural areas, and shorter research forms. Conclusions:&nbsp; A study of an educational intervention to train rural, AA nurses to teach rural AA participants within the community had positive results.&nbsp; Further research is needed to identify strategies to enhance completion of educational sessions by African American nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:58:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:58:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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