Appalachian Families and Postpartum Depression: Evaluation of Web-Based Information

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161311
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Presentation
Title:
Appalachian Families and Postpartum Depression: Evaluation of Web-Based Information
Abstract:
Appalachian Families and Postpartum Depression: Evaluation of Web-Based Information
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Gray, Bobbe, PhD, RNC
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:CON, 134 University Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH, 45435-0001, USA
Co-Authors:Cynthia Gibbons, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor; Marilyn Rodney, MS, RN, Assistant Director
Internet sites are being used with increasing frequency by consumers and provide a useful tool for nurses as referrals for families needing basic health related information. Web based information may be particularly important when consumers have limited accessibility, for those who feel culturally distanced from the health care community, or for those too ashamed of their symptoms to immediately seek help. The purpose of this research-in-progress is to identify Internet resources available to nurses as referral sites for Appalachian families experiencing postpartum depression and to present one method of evaluating those sites. The Nelson and Joos (1989) Data-to-Wisdom Continuum serves as the theoretical framework. An estimated 200 web sites will be examined which are maintained by a wide variety of sources including government agencies, university medical centers, public service agencies, and private groups or individuals. Twenty search engines were used to search the keyword "postpartum depression". Generated lists were reviewed to determine which search engines provided the most relevant sites. The results of the ten most promising searches were selected. Using these lists, the first twenty sites on each search meeting the inclusion criteria were examined using a modification of Belcher and Holdcraft's (2000) Web Depression Tool (WDT); McLaughlin's (1969) SMOG Readability Index; and Gray, Gibbons, and Rodney's (2003) Appalachian Cultural Sensitivity Tool. Planned data analysis will be conducted using SPSS 11. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to describe the usefulness of sites and cultural appropriateness to Appalachian families. In addition, readability level will be calculated. Common strengths and weaknesses will be identified. The information obtained from this project will be useful to practitioners when referring Appalachian families experiencing postpartum depression. Information on evaluation methods will allow practitioners to evaluate future sites.
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.titleAppalachian Families and Postpartum Depression: Evaluation of Web-Based Informationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161311-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Appalachian Families and Postpartum Depression: Evaluation of Web-Based Information </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">Gray, Bobbe, PhD, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 134 University Hall, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH, 45435-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cynthia Gibbons, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor; Marilyn Rodney, MS, RN, Assistant Director</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Internet sites are being used with increasing frequency by consumers and provide a useful tool for nurses as referrals for families needing basic health related information. Web based information may be particularly important when consumers have limited accessibility, for those who feel culturally distanced from the health care community, or for those too ashamed of their symptoms to immediately seek help. The purpose of this research-in-progress is to identify Internet resources available to nurses as referral sites for Appalachian families experiencing postpartum depression and to present one method of evaluating those sites. The Nelson and Joos (1989) Data-to-Wisdom Continuum serves as the theoretical framework. An estimated 200 web sites will be examined which are maintained by a wide variety of sources including government agencies, university medical centers, public service agencies, and private groups or individuals. Twenty search engines were used to search the keyword &quot;postpartum depression&quot;. Generated lists were reviewed to determine which search engines provided the most relevant sites. The results of the ten most promising searches were selected. Using these lists, the first twenty sites on each search meeting the inclusion criteria were examined using a modification of Belcher and Holdcraft's (2000) Web Depression Tool (WDT); McLaughlin's (1969) SMOG Readability Index; and Gray, Gibbons, and Rodney's (2003) Appalachian Cultural Sensitivity Tool. Planned data analysis will be conducted using SPSS 11. Descriptive statistics will be calculated to describe the usefulness of sites and cultural appropriateness to Appalachian families. In addition, readability level will be calculated. Common strengths and weaknesses will be identified. The information obtained from this project will be useful to practitioners when referring Appalachian families experiencing postpartum depression. Information on evaluation methods will allow practitioners to evaluate future sites.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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