Assessment of Risk Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect by Advanced Practice Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155815
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Presentation
Title:
Assessment of Risk Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect by Advanced Practice Nurses
Abstract:
Assessment of Risk Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect by Advanced Practice Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Adams, Barri L., MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Childrens Medical Center
Title:Home Health Care Nurse
Objective: This study investigates how frequently Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) assess risk factors for Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) during family assessments and what risk factors are assessed. Design: A descriptive study design was used to generate knowledge regarding the practice of APNs assessment of CAN risk factors during family assessments. Population, Sample, Setting: The target population is Advanced Practice Nurses: either Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, or Certified Nurse Midwives. The study sample is 330 APNs who practice in six counties of a Midwestern state. The choice of setting to complete the survey was decided by the respondent. Concept or Variables Studied: The concepts studied are parenting potential for abusive behavior and the assessment practices of APNs. Findings: The study demonstrated that 76% of respondents seldom assess the parent's history of severe discipline as a child. Although 50% assess past or present spousal abuse, 35% seldom do. Parental self-esteem is seldom assessed by 34% of respondents, and 38% of APNs do not assess for low income. Nurses with ten years or more of APN experience reported a higher number of incidences of suspected CAN. Conclusions: This study provides evidence of a deficit of knowledge and understanding of the significance of key risk factors for CAN. Implications: Further research is needed to identify barriers that prevent APNs from assessing risk factors during family assessments. Methods: Respondents were surveyed regarding which risk factors are included in the family assessment documentation completed in their clinical practice. A self-report questionnaire was mailed to respondents. The questionnaire used is the Parenting Profile Assessment (PPA)by Anderson. This instrument consists of twenty items that are most predictive of parental potential for abusive behavior. The following demographic information was requested: gender, APN certification, and years of APN experience.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessment of Risk Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect by Advanced Practice Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155815-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessment of Risk Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect by Advanced Practice 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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Adams, Barri L., MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Childrens Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Home Health Care Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">BARIADAMS@tampabay.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: This study investigates how frequently Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) assess risk factors for Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) during family assessments and what risk factors are assessed. Design: A descriptive study design was used to generate knowledge regarding the practice of APNs assessment of CAN risk factors during family assessments. Population, Sample, Setting: The target population is Advanced Practice Nurses: either Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, or Certified Nurse Midwives. The study sample is 330 APNs who practice in six counties of a Midwestern state. The choice of setting to complete the survey was decided by the respondent. Concept or Variables Studied: The concepts studied are parenting potential for abusive behavior and the assessment practices of APNs. Findings: The study demonstrated that 76% of respondents seldom assess the parent's history of severe discipline as a child. Although 50% assess past or present spousal abuse, 35% seldom do. Parental self-esteem is seldom assessed by 34% of respondents, and 38% of APNs do not assess for low income. Nurses with ten years or more of APN experience reported a higher number of incidences of suspected CAN. Conclusions: This study provides evidence of a deficit of knowledge and understanding of the significance of key risk factors for CAN. Implications: Further research is needed to identify barriers that prevent APNs from assessing risk factors during family assessments. Methods: Respondents were surveyed regarding which risk factors are included in the family assessment documentation completed in their clinical practice. A self-report questionnaire was mailed to respondents. The questionnaire used is the Parenting Profile Assessment (PPA)by Anderson. This instrument consists of twenty items that are most predictive of parental potential for abusive behavior. The following demographic information was requested: gender, APN certification, and years of APN experience.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:12:02Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:12:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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