DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION OF A STATEWIDE OVARIAN CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164841
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION OF A STATEWIDE OVARIAN CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Author(s):
Watson, Joni; Kuenstler, Gina
Author Details:
Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN, Program Director, Nurse Oncology Education Program, Texas Nurses Association/Foundation, Austin, Texas, USA, email: jwatson@texasnurses.org; Gina Kuenstler, BSN, RN, OCN
Abstract:
Education: According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women, accounting for about 3% of all female cancers. It has a 45% five-year survival rate, and ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Only 19% of all ovarian cancers are found in the earliest curable stages, but it can be caught earlier if nurses in all fields of practice are educated and aware of the whispering symptoms. A preliminary study of 85 Texas nurses' ovarian cancer knowledge and available ovarian cancer continuing nursing education (CNE) revealed deficiencies. This presentation describes efforts to increase Texas nurses' knowledge of ovarian cancer incidence and prevalence, risk factors, prevention, clinical features, screening, referral to the appropriate healthcare provider for treatment, and survivorship issues. A multidisciplinary Ovarian Cancer Advisory Panel was established to develop an evidence-based ovarian cancer education plan using a systems approach. As part of this panel and supported by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Texas Nurses Foundation and Texas Department of State Health Services via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Nurse Oncology Education Program provided ovarian cancer CNE for nurses in all fields of practice through conferences and an independent study available in print and online. After the education sessions, a convenience sample of 186 nurses completed a retrospective post-test evaluation. Nurses' ovarian cancer knowledge was increased in all seven areas by more than 50%, with the greatest increases of knowledge achieved for ovarian cancer incidence and prevalence (67.7%), symptoms (66.7%), survivorship issues (62.9%), and risk factors (62.8%). Focus group findings supported the value of the presentation to nurses and suggested areas for refinement. After just six months, 855 Texas nurses were impacted and actively involved in ovarian cancer education. Developing various formats of CNE on a single topic such as ovarian cancer can provide flexible access, match styles of learning and impact nursing knowledge statewide. Other organizations may use similar approaches to increase cancer knowledge to targeted populations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION OF A STATEWIDE OVARIAN CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Jonien_US
dc.contributor.authorKuenstler, Ginaen_US
dc.author.detailsJoni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN, Program Director, Nurse Oncology Education Program, Texas Nurses Association/Foundation, Austin, Texas, USA, email: jwatson@texasnurses.org; Gina Kuenstler, BSN, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164841-
dc.description.abstractEducation: According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women, accounting for about 3% of all female cancers. It has a 45% five-year survival rate, and ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Only 19% of all ovarian cancers are found in the earliest curable stages, but it can be caught earlier if nurses in all fields of practice are educated and aware of the whispering symptoms. A preliminary study of 85 Texas nurses' ovarian cancer knowledge and available ovarian cancer continuing nursing education (CNE) revealed deficiencies. This presentation describes efforts to increase Texas nurses' knowledge of ovarian cancer incidence and prevalence, risk factors, prevention, clinical features, screening, referral to the appropriate healthcare provider for treatment, and survivorship issues. A multidisciplinary Ovarian Cancer Advisory Panel was established to develop an evidence-based ovarian cancer education plan using a systems approach. As part of this panel and supported by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Texas Nurses Foundation and Texas Department of State Health Services via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Nurse Oncology Education Program provided ovarian cancer CNE for nurses in all fields of practice through conferences and an independent study available in print and online. After the education sessions, a convenience sample of 186 nurses completed a retrospective post-test evaluation. Nurses' ovarian cancer knowledge was increased in all seven areas by more than 50%, with the greatest increases of knowledge achieved for ovarian cancer incidence and prevalence (67.7%), symptoms (66.7%), survivorship issues (62.9%), and risk factors (62.8%). Focus group findings supported the value of the presentation to nurses and suggested areas for refinement. After just six months, 855 Texas nurses were impacted and actively involved in ovarian cancer education. Developing various formats of CNE on a single topic such as ovarian cancer can provide flexible access, match styles of learning and impact nursing knowledge statewide. Other organizations may use similar approaches to increase cancer knowledge to targeted populations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:58Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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