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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156101
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Web-Based Program for Victims of Sexual Assault: Will It Help?
Abstract:
Web-Based Program for Victims of Sexual Assault: Will It Help?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Kalmakis, Karen, PhD, FNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Massachusetts
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Lori Banning, MS, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research was explore the feasibility of 1) a web based nursing informational site for sexual assault victims, and 2) the future of web-based research in this area of patient care. Methods: A survey was used to gather data from women who had been victims of sexual assault. The survey was distributed to four area women's centers where women seek shelter, counseling, and support. The survey was comprised of 4 direct questions and a 5th question requesting women to check off areas they would like to see addressed on a web-based informational site intended to benefit them. Results: Fifty-five percent of women who had been victims of sexual assault had access to a computer. Most women answered yes or unsure to questions about getting information from the computer, and answering research questions on-line. Only 5 women indicated they would not be willing to answer research questions via the Internet and only 7 answered they would not feel comfortable getting information in this format. Women indicated they would want to see information about medications, sexually transmitted infections, and area health providers, as well as substance abuse services. Conclusion: The Internet shows promise as a vehicle to reach out to victims of sexual assault with health information and nurses are in a key position to institute such a program. The Internet also may prove to be a valuable tool for researchers attempting to learn more about the needs and concerns of women post assault, a vulnerable population that has been illusive in the past. Women who indicated they were unsure about using the internet for health information or answering research questions raise a challenge to nurse researchers. We must provide a high level of security in web-based research and clearly explain such measures to our prospective participants.
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.titleWeb-Based Program for Victims of Sexual Assault: Will It Help?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156101-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Web-Based Program for Victims of Sexual Assault: Will It Help?</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kalmakis, Karen, PhD, FNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Massachusetts</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">kalmakis@nursing.umass.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lori Banning, MS, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research was explore the feasibility of 1) a web based nursing informational site for sexual assault victims, and 2) the future of web-based research in this area of patient care. Methods: A survey was used to gather data from women who had been victims of sexual assault. The survey was distributed to four area women's centers where women seek shelter, counseling, and support. The survey was comprised of 4 direct questions and a 5th question requesting women to check off areas they would like to see addressed on a web-based informational site intended to benefit them. Results: Fifty-five percent of women who had been victims of sexual assault had access to a computer. Most women answered yes or unsure to questions about getting information from the computer, and answering research questions on-line. Only 5 women indicated they would not be willing to answer research questions via the Internet and only 7 answered they would not feel comfortable getting information in this format. Women indicated they would want to see information about medications, sexually transmitted infections, and area health providers, as well as substance abuse services. Conclusion: The Internet shows promise as a vehicle to reach out to victims of sexual assault with health information and nurses are in a key position to institute such a program. The Internet also may prove to be a valuable tool for researchers attempting to learn more about the needs and concerns of women post assault, a vulnerable population that has been illusive in the past. Women who indicated they were unsure about using the internet for health information or answering research questions raise a challenge to nurse researchers. We must provide a high level of security in web-based research and clearly explain such measures to our prospective participants.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:27:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:27:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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