Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge and Practice Regarding Malignant Melanoma Assessment and Counseling

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158674
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge and Practice Regarding Malignant Melanoma Assessment and Counseling
Abstract:
Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge and Practice Regarding Malignant Melanoma Assessment and Counseling
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Furfaro, Terri, BSN, RN, DNC
Contact Address:7841 Lebanon Road,, Troy, MI, 62294, USA
Co-Authors:Laura W. Bernaix, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Malignant melanoma is a major health problem and one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States. Regular screenings by a healthcare professional can result in detection of the disease at an early stage, and when coupled with proper treatment, can lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. Advanced practice nurses can play a significant role in minimizing the incidence of malignant melanoma through their provision of quality patient care and education and by increasing public awareness. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the knowledge base and clinical practices of advanced practice nurses regarding malignant melanoma. Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model as the conceptual framework, this descriptive, comparative study utilized a mailed survey design and a convenience sample of 93 advanced practice nurses with Adult, Family, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The sample was solicited from the states of Illinois and California. A modified version of the Malignant Melanoma Prevention and Detection Survey (Maguire-Eisen, 1990), which measures knowledge of preventive measures and melanoma risk factors, barriers to performing melanoma assessment, lesion recognition, and demographics provided the data collection tool. Data analysis is underway and is including descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's r correlations, and other selected inferential statistics to address the research questions, as well as psychometric evaluation of the study instrument. Data collected from this study will help to identify the knowledge base of advanced practice nurses regarding malignant melanoma and identify areas for future research and educational interventions.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Practitioners' Knowledge and Practice Regarding Malignant Melanoma Assessment and Counselingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158674-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge and Practice Regarding Malignant Melanoma Assessment and Counseling </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Furfaro, Terri, BSN, RN, DNC</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">7841 Lebanon Road,, Troy, MI, 62294, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Laura W. Bernaix, PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Malignant melanoma is a major health problem and one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States. Regular screenings by a healthcare professional can result in detection of the disease at an early stage, and when coupled with proper treatment, can lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. Advanced practice nurses can play a significant role in minimizing the incidence of malignant melanoma through their provision of quality patient care and education and by increasing public awareness. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the knowledge base and clinical practices of advanced practice nurses regarding malignant melanoma. Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model as the conceptual framework, this descriptive, comparative study utilized a mailed survey design and a convenience sample of 93 advanced practice nurses with Adult, Family, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certifications from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The sample was solicited from the states of Illinois and California. A modified version of the Malignant Melanoma Prevention and Detection Survey (Maguire-Eisen, 1990), which measures knowledge of preventive measures and melanoma risk factors, barriers to performing melanoma assessment, lesion recognition, and demographics provided the data collection tool. Data analysis is underway and is including descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's r correlations, and other selected inferential statistics to address the research questions, as well as psychometric evaluation of the study instrument. Data collected from this study will help to identify the knowledge base of advanced practice nurses regarding malignant melanoma and identify areas for future research and educational interventions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:17:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:17:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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