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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161395
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of a Reminder Intervention for Nurse Practitioners and Medical Residents
Abstract:
Use of a Reminder Intervention for Nurse Practitioners and Medical Residents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Kelley, Carol
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Project Manager
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Contact Telephone:216.368.8855
The purpose of this study was to investigate two separate interventions to remind nurse practitioners and medical residents to discuss cervical cancer screening with hospitalized females. The Competing Demands Model provided the conceptual framework for this study. A quasi- experimental design was used to compare the association of a reminder intervention for nurse practitioners and medical residents with two outcomes: the prevalence of cervical cancer screening as documented in patients' charts and patients' self report of cervical cancer screening four months after discharge. Nurse practitioners and medical residents were also interviewed regarding attitudes toward prevention in the inpatient setting. The sample consisted of nurse practitioners and medical residents and their eligible female patients at a university teaching hospital. Data were collected from 174 patient charts. There were 45 pre-intervention and 42 post-intervention charts for both the nurse practitioner and medical resident groups. There were no differences between the pre-intervention and post-intervention patient characteristics (diagnoses, age, length of stay and number of medical problems) for the nurse practitioner and medical resident groups. Chi-square was used to test all hypotheses. The rate of documentation of cervical cancer screening for the nurse practitioner group increased from 2% to 69% after implementation of the reminder intervention. The relationship between the reminder and the prevalence of documentation was not statistically significant for the medical resident group. The reminder intervention did not impact patients actually receiving Pap smears after discharge in either group. Nurse practitioners and medical residents both agreed that prevention was an important in the inpatient setting. The significant increase in documentation of screening associated with the use of the single reminder in the patients' charts support the use of this low cost intervention for nurse practitioners.
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.titleUse of a Reminder Intervention for Nurse Practitioners and Medical Residentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161395-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of a Reminder Intervention for Nurse Practitioners and Medical Residents</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kelley, Carol</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Project Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216.368.8855</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cxg11@po.cwru.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to investigate two separate interventions to remind nurse practitioners and medical residents to discuss cervical cancer screening with hospitalized females. The Competing Demands Model provided the conceptual framework for this study. A quasi- experimental design was used to compare the association of a reminder intervention for nurse practitioners and medical residents with two outcomes: the prevalence of cervical cancer screening as documented in patients' charts and patients' self report of cervical cancer screening four months after discharge. Nurse practitioners and medical residents were also interviewed regarding attitudes toward prevention in the inpatient setting. The sample consisted of nurse practitioners and medical residents and their eligible female patients at a university teaching hospital. Data were collected from 174 patient charts. There were 45 pre-intervention and 42 post-intervention charts for both the nurse practitioner and medical resident groups. There were no differences between the pre-intervention and post-intervention patient characteristics (diagnoses, age, length of stay and number of medical problems) for the nurse practitioner and medical resident groups. Chi-square was used to test all hypotheses. The rate of documentation of cervical cancer screening for the nurse practitioner group increased from 2% to 69% after implementation of the reminder intervention. The relationship between the reminder and the prevalence of documentation was not statistically significant for the medical resident group. The reminder intervention did not impact patients actually receiving Pap smears after discharge in either group. Nurse practitioners and medical residents both agreed that prevention was an important in the inpatient setting. The significant increase in documentation of screening associated with the use of the single reminder in the patients' charts support the use of this low cost intervention for nurse practitioners.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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