Evaluation of a Learning Module for Nurse Practitioner Students: Strategies to Address Patient Vaccine Hesitancy/Refusal

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603793
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Evaluation of a Learning Module for Nurse Practitioner Students: Strategies to Address Patient Vaccine Hesitancy/Refusal
Author(s):
Venzke, Margaret Hadro
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Epsilon
Author Details:
Margaret Hadro Venzke, RN, FNP-BC, mvenzke@email.gwu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Immunizations have been a major reason for the decrease in vaccine preventable diseases in the United States.   Recently there has been an upsurge in vaccine hesitancy and refusal due to concerns about safety, efficacy and necessity of vaccines and vaccine misinformation reported in the media (Sadaf, Richards, Glanz, Salmon, Omer, 2013).  Health care providers are encountering increasing rates of vaccine hesitancy and refusal in the primary care setting. Specific evidence based strategies are needed to assist providers when patients refuse recommended vaccinations (Leask, Kinnersley, Jackson, Cheaer, Bedford & Rowles, 2012; Domachowske & Suryadevara, 2013)).   There is limited research on educating health care providers on strategies to address vaccines issues. Primary health care providers (including nurse practitioner students) need additional knowledge and effective communication skills to address the issue of patient vaccine hesitancy/refusal. The purpose of this scholarly project was twofold.  The first was to develop and evaluate an online, interactive, learning module to enhance knowledge of nurse practitioner students on issues of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.  The second purpose was to examine the effectiveness of the learning module on enhancing nurse practitioner student knowledge of motivational interviewing communication skills to address issues of vaccine hesitancy and refusal. A pre-test/post-test design was used to assess the change in knowledge and communication skills of nurse practitioner students to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy/refusal. A one hour web-based, interactive education module was developed with specific content on issues in vaccine refusal, and specific provider strategies and motivational interviewing communication techniques.  Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a patient centered guided approach to enhance self motivation to change (Miller & Rollnick (2002).  Dart (2011) discusses how MI is being utilized in a variety of settings to assist clinicians working with patients to improve healthy behavior outcomes. Data collection is currently in process. Results of this study may serve to inform future study of the use of interactive education programs for health care providers to address vaccine hesitancy refusal in clinical practice.
Keywords:
Vaccine Hesitancy/Refusal; Motivational Interviewing Communication Skills; On-line Learning Module
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16PST82
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEvaluation of a Learning Module for Nurse Practitioner Students: Strategies to Address Patient Vaccine Hesitancy/Refusalen
dc.contributor.authorVenzke, Margaret Hadroen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsMargaret Hadro Venzke, RN, FNP-BC, mvenzke@email.gwu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603793en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and Friday, April 8, 2016: Immunizations have been a major reason for the decrease in vaccine preventable diseases in the United States.   Recently there has been an upsurge in vaccine hesitancy and refusal due to concerns about safety, efficacy and necessity of vaccines and vaccine misinformation reported in the media (Sadaf, Richards, Glanz, Salmon, Omer, 2013).  Health care providers are encountering increasing rates of vaccine hesitancy and refusal in the primary care setting. Specific evidence based strategies are needed to assist providers when patients refuse recommended vaccinations (Leask, Kinnersley, Jackson, Cheaer, Bedford & Rowles, 2012; Domachowske & Suryadevara, 2013)).   There is limited research on educating health care providers on strategies to address vaccines issues. Primary health care providers (including nurse practitioner students) need additional knowledge and effective communication skills to address the issue of patient vaccine hesitancy/refusal. The purpose of this scholarly project was twofold.  The first was to develop and evaluate an online, interactive, learning module to enhance knowledge of nurse practitioner students on issues of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.  The second purpose was to examine the effectiveness of the learning module on enhancing nurse practitioner student knowledge of motivational interviewing communication skills to address issues of vaccine hesitancy and refusal. A pre-test/post-test design was used to assess the change in knowledge and communication skills of nurse practitioner students to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy/refusal. A one hour web-based, interactive education module was developed with specific content on issues in vaccine refusal, and specific provider strategies and motivational interviewing communication techniques.  Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a patient centered guided approach to enhance self motivation to change (Miller & Rollnick (2002).  Dart (2011) discusses how MI is being utilized in a variety of settings to assist clinicians working with patients to improve healthy behavior outcomes. Data collection is currently in process. Results of this study may serve to inform future study of the use of interactive education programs for health care providers to address vaccine hesitancy refusal in clinical practice.en
dc.subjectVaccine Hesitancy/Refusalen
dc.subjectMotivational Interviewing Communication Skillsen
dc.subjectOn-line Learning Moduleen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:09:59Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:09:59Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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