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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161264
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Student-Delivered Home Visiting Services For At-Risk Families
Abstract:
Effects of Student-Delivered Home Visiting Services For At-Risk Families
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Tucker, Sharon
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA
Co-Authors:Gayle Olsen; Barb Huus; Patricia Hartkopf; Judy Voss; Richard Olsen; Ann Lansing
Research supports that quality early intervention home visiting programs can increase healthy child development, improve the mental and physical health and employability of mothers, and reduce family violence in high risk families. For families at greatest risk, professional nurse home visitors have been found to be more effective than paraprofessional visitors. The effectiveness of nursing students in home visiting programs for at-risk families is unknown. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a 3-year early intervention project that involves nursing students in the delivery of home visiting services to at-risk families with young children. Project aims are to promote positive child and parent health and development, prevent child abuse and neglect and enhance student community-based experiences. Parents with children ages 2-6 and at least two other select risk factors are invited to participate. 22 families enrolled in the project the first year and 20 additional families are being recruited/year for 2 more years. Guided by a Canadian-based standardized home visiting curriculum, nursing students are assigned one family to follow throughout their senior year. Students provide structured assessments/screening, education, support and referrals, and are supervised by a multidisciplinary team. Applying an evaluation design, outcomes are measured using standardized tools at baseline and every 3-6 months. Outcomes include child behavior, development, abuse and neglect; maternal depressive symptoms and community support; home safety; parent-child interactions; family satisfaction; and student knowledge and attitudes. Data are being analyzed using descriptive and repeated measures statistics to examine project effects. Baseline data, changes in outcomes over time for the first 1.5 years and feedback from families and students regarding the student model will be presented. Efforts to balance scientific rigor with practical issues to demonstrate effects and value will be highlighted. Project recommendations from a nationally recognized early intervention researcher will be reviewed. AN: MN030055
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.titleEffects of Student-Delivered Home Visiting Services For At-Risk Familiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161264-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Student-Delivered Home Visiting Services For At-Risk Families</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tucker, Sharon</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gayle Olsen; Barb Huus; Patricia Hartkopf; Judy Voss; Richard Olsen; Ann Lansing </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Research supports that quality early intervention home visiting programs can increase healthy child development, improve the mental and physical health and employability of mothers, and reduce family violence in high risk families. For families at greatest risk, professional nurse home visitors have been found to be more effective than paraprofessional visitors. The effectiveness of nursing students in home visiting programs for at-risk families is unknown. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a 3-year early intervention project that involves nursing students in the delivery of home visiting services to at-risk families with young children. Project aims are to promote positive child and parent health and development, prevent child abuse and neglect and enhance student community-based experiences. Parents with children ages 2-6 and at least two other select risk factors are invited to participate. 22 families enrolled in the project the first year and 20 additional families are being recruited/year for 2 more years. Guided by a Canadian-based standardized home visiting curriculum, nursing students are assigned one family to follow throughout their senior year. Students provide structured assessments/screening, education, support and referrals, and are supervised by a multidisciplinary team. Applying an evaluation design, outcomes are measured using standardized tools at baseline and every 3-6 months. Outcomes include child behavior, development, abuse and neglect; maternal depressive symptoms and community support; home safety; parent-child interactions; family satisfaction; and student knowledge and attitudes. Data are being analyzed using descriptive and repeated measures statistics to examine project effects. Baseline data, changes in outcomes over time for the first 1.5 years and feedback from families and students regarding the student model will be presented. Efforts to balance scientific rigor with practical issues to demonstrate effects and value will be highlighted. Project recommendations from a nationally recognized early intervention researcher will be reviewed. AN: MN030055 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:18:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:18:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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