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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304437
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participatory Evaluation of Community Outcomes of Student Service-Learning
Author(s):
Pope, Bonnie L.; Olinzock, Barbara J.; Kruger, Barbara J.; Roush, Connie S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Rho
Author Details:
Bonnie L. Pope, PhD, ARNP, b.pope@unf.edu; Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN; Barbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN; Connie S. Roush, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: Community service-learning research has been primarily focused on outcomes of student learning, faculty perceptions of the pedagogy, program development of the pedagogy, and growth of partnerships with community partners. Community outcomes that result from hours of student service-learning participation are less well known. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss future application of evaluation research using a participatory approach focused on measuring the impact of student service-learning on community health outcomes.

Methods: To begin to address this effort, an Integrative Literature review to identify and examine existing research on the impact of student community experiences on community health outcomes was conducted. The aim of the review was to identify potential research designs, methodologies, and tools as a basis for future evaluation study of impact of student projects on community outcomes. Databases searched for this review included:  CINAHL PLUS, Cochrane Review, Pub Med, Medline, Proquest Dissertations and Thesis, Psych Info, and Sociological Abstracts. While the search generated some 36 studies, only a few primary research reports, specifically addressed community health outcomes.

Results: The findings from the studies affirmed positive community outcomes in areas of health promotion, health literacy, self-efficacy, access to community/federal programs attributed to student impact. However, the lack of rigor, the variability in methodologies, designs, and outcome indicators among the studies pose significant limitations for generalization of findings.

Conclusion: There is a paucity of literature that evaluates community outcomes resulting from student service-learning participation. The aim for future study is the development of a systematic evaluation, focused on community outcomes to substantiate the contribution of service-learning to overall community health. A research approach for community outcome evaluation using a participatory process will be discussed.

Keywords:
Service-learning; Undergraduate community nursing education
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParticipatory Evaluation of Community Outcomes of Student Service-Learningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPope, Bonnie L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOlinzock, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoush, Connie S.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Rhoen_GB
dc.author.detailsBonnie L. Pope, PhD, ARNP, b.pope@unf.edu; Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN; Barbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN; Connie S. Roush, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304437-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Community service-learning research has been primarily focused on outcomes of student learning, faculty perceptions of the pedagogy, program development of the pedagogy, and growth of partnerships with community partners. Community outcomes that result from hours of student service-learning participation are less well known. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss future application of evaluation research using a participatory approach focused on measuring the impact of student service-learning on community health outcomes. <p><b>Methods: </b> To begin to address this effort, an Integrative Literature review to identify and examine existing research on the impact of student community experiences on community health outcomes was conducted. The aim of the review was to identify potential research designs, methodologies, and tools as a basis for future evaluation study of impact of student projects on community outcomes. Databases searched for this review included:  CINAHL PLUS, Cochrane Review, Pub Med, Medline, Proquest Dissertations and Thesis, Psych Info, and Sociological Abstracts. While the search generated some 36 studies, only a few primary research reports, specifically addressed community health outcomes. <p><b>Results: </b> The findings from the studies affirmed positive community outcomes in areas of health promotion, health literacy, self-efficacy, access to community/federal programs attributed to student impact. However, the lack of rigor, the variability in methodologies, designs, and outcome indicators among the studies pose significant limitations for generalization of findings. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> There is a paucity of literature that evaluates community outcomes resulting from student service-learning participation. The aim for future study is the development of a systematic evaluation, focused on community outcomes to substantiate the contribution of service-learning to overall community health. A research approach for community outcome evaluation using a participatory process will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectService-learningen_GB
dc.subjectUndergraduate community nursing educationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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