Parents' Perceptions and Media Exposure Related to Cholesterol Screening in Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158997
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parents' Perceptions and Media Exposure Related to Cholesterol Screening in Children
Abstract:
Parents' Perceptions and Media Exposure Related to Cholesterol Screening in Children
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Twibell, Renee, DNS
P.I. Institution Name:Ball State University
Contact Address:Nursing, School of Nursing, Muncie, IN, 47304, USA
Co-Authors:V. Keller and M. Rowlett, Nursing, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; K. Larson and M. Rowlett, Nursing, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN and K.K. Walker, Communications, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Recent research suggests hyperlipidemia begins in childhood and predisposes children to heart disease in later life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends limited cholesterol screening for children two years and older who have a family history of hyperlipidemia or early-aged myocardial infarction. However, research indicates that parents are not adhering to the recommendation. Mass communication campaigns and educational interventions may raise awareness and encourage parents to monitor the cardiovascular health of children at risk for heart disease. This exploratory study aims to assess parents' knowledge, attitudes, practices and media exposure related to cholesterol screening for children in order to guide the development of tailored interventions. The conceptual framework is the Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM) (Weinstein, 1988) and selected social cognitive variables. Specifically, the study will identify social cognitive variables relevant to each of the seven stages of the PAPM. Selected variables include parents' knowledge, perceived benefits and barriers, self-efficacy, perceived behavior control, perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, normative beliefs, subjective norms, and cues to action in regard to cholesterol testing for children. The convenience sample will consist of 300 parents with children under 18 years of age. Data will be collected through a 54-item questionnaire titled "Parents' Perceptions of Cholesterol Monitoring" (PPCM). The tool will be available on an educational Internet health site. Items were drawn from focus group interviews with parents of children at high risk for heart disease and from social cognitive theories. Cluster analysis will categorize parents into the seven stages of the PAPM. Discriminant analysis will identify differences in study variables among individuals in PAPM stages. The results may guide nurses in understanding parents' knowledge, attitudes, and stage of adoption of a new health behavior for children. Nurse leaders can use the results to guide the development of communication and educational interventions for specific stages of adoption. In addition, the study will test propositions from the PAPM and will provide reliability and validity data on the PPCM tool.
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.titleParents' Perceptions and Media Exposure Related to Cholesterol Screening in Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158997-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Parents' Perceptions and Media Exposure Related to Cholesterol Screening in Children</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Twibell, Renee, DNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Ball State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing, School of Nursing, Muncie, IN, 47304, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rtwibell@bsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">V. Keller and M. Rowlett, Nursing, Ball State University, Muncie, IN; K. Larson and M. Rowlett, Nursing, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN and K.K. Walker, Communications, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recent research suggests hyperlipidemia begins in childhood and predisposes children to heart disease in later life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends limited cholesterol screening for children two years and older who have a family history of hyperlipidemia or early-aged myocardial infarction. However, research indicates that parents are not adhering to the recommendation. Mass communication campaigns and educational interventions may raise awareness and encourage parents to monitor the cardiovascular health of children at risk for heart disease. This exploratory study aims to assess parents' knowledge, attitudes, practices and media exposure related to cholesterol screening for children in order to guide the development of tailored interventions. The conceptual framework is the Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM) (Weinstein, 1988) and selected social cognitive variables. Specifically, the study will identify social cognitive variables relevant to each of the seven stages of the PAPM. Selected variables include parents' knowledge, perceived benefits and barriers, self-efficacy, perceived behavior control, perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, normative beliefs, subjective norms, and cues to action in regard to cholesterol testing for children. The convenience sample will consist of 300 parents with children under 18 years of age. Data will be collected through a 54-item questionnaire titled &quot;Parents' Perceptions of Cholesterol Monitoring&quot; (PPCM). The tool will be available on an educational Internet health site. Items were drawn from focus group interviews with parents of children at high risk for heart disease and from social cognitive theories. Cluster analysis will categorize parents into the seven stages of the PAPM. Discriminant analysis will identify differences in study variables among individuals in PAPM stages. The results may guide nurses in understanding parents' knowledge, attitudes, and stage of adoption of a new health behavior for children. Nurse leaders can use the results to guide the development of communication and educational interventions for specific stages of adoption. In addition, the study will test propositions from the PAPM and will provide reliability and validity data on the PPCM tool.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:36:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:36:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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