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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621158
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Assessing Nurses' Knowledge About Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author(s):
Queisser, Cynthia
Additional Author Information:
Cynthia Queisser, DNP(c), MSN, RN
Advisors:
Fairley, JoAnna; Suttle, Catherine M.; Hotaling, Cynthia
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Background

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) consist of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders with lifelong effects.  Autism is rising at an alarming rate for unclear reasons.  Increasing ASD rates create major concern for nurses in a variety of clinical surroundings and they need to be adequately prepared to interact with and provide care for these special individuals.

Method

The methodology included the use of a nonexperimental, quantitative research design using two different knowledge assessment tools, the Survey of Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders among Professionals along with the Knowledge about Childhood Autism Among Health Workers (KCAHW), the implementation of an evidence-based educational component and challenging behavior toolkit, concluding with the administration of the same two knowledge assessment tools given at the beginning of the project be being given as a posttest to evaluate if an increase in the knowledge of the nurses surrounding ASD occurs as a result of the intervention.

Results

Overall, the results of this project showed an increase in knowledge of the participants following the interventions, in most areas.

Conclusion

The results of this project, though small, demonstrate the gap in knowledge which nurses have surrounding ASD.

Keywords:
Autism Spectrum Disorder; Autism and ASD; Autistic Disorder nursing
CINAHL Headings:
Nursing Knowledge; Nursing Knowledge--Evaluation; Autistic Disorder; Autistic Disorder--Nursing
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-11-22T18:48:51Z
Date of Publication:
2016-11-22

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorFairley, JoAnnaen
dc.contributor.advisorSuttle, Catherine M.en
dc.contributor.advisorHotaling, Cynthiaen
dc.contributor.authorQueisser, Cynthiaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T18:48:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-22T18:48:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-22-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621158-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) consist of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders with lifelong effects.  Autism is rising at an alarming rate for unclear reasons.  Increasing ASD rates create major concern for nurses in a variety of clinical surroundings and they need to be adequately prepared to interact with and provide care for these special individuals.</p> <p><strong>Method</strong></p> <p>The methodology included the use of a nonexperimental, quantitative research design using two different knowledge assessment tools, the Survey of Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders among Professionals along with the Knowledge about Childhood Autism Among Health Workers (KCAHW), the implementation of an evidence-based educational component and challenging behavior toolkit, concluding with the administration of the same two knowledge assessment tools given at the beginning of the project be being given as a posttest to evaluate if an increase in the knowledge of the nurses surrounding ASD occurs as a result of the intervention.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong></p> <p>Overall, the results of this project showed an increase in knowledge of the participants following the interventions, in most areas.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>The results of this project, though small, demonstrate the gap in knowledge which nurses have surrounding ASD.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorderen
dc.subjectAutism and ASDen
dc.subjectAutistic Disorder nursingen
dc.titleAssessing Nurses' Knowledge About Autism Spectrum Disorders-
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsCynthia Queisser, DNP(c), MSN, RNen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.author.detailsCynthia Queisser, DNP(c), MSN, RNen
dc.author.detailsCynthia Queisser, DNP(c), MSN, RNen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Knowledgeen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Knowledge--Evaluationen
dc.subject.cinahlAutistic Disorderen
dc.subject.cinahlAutistic Disorder--Nursingen
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