Dietary and Supplemental Therapy in Crohn's Disease: Promoting Self-Care Through Knowledge

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621476
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Dietary and Supplemental Therapy in Crohn's Disease: Promoting Self-Care Through Knowledge
Author(s):
Senior, Jennifer Mary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Jennifer Mary Senior, DNP, ARNP, NP-C, Professional Experience: 2009-Present - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Gastro Florida, Pinellas Park, Florida 2004-2009 - Clinical Director, Advanced Gastro & Liver Care, Pinellas Park, Florida Primary clinical focus on Crohn's disease. Doctoral dissertation focusing on education of patients with Crohn's on dietary and supplemental therapies. Multiple professional presentations on a wide range of Gastroenterology topics from Crohn's disease to Hepatitis C. Author Summary: Dr. Jennifer Senior has over 12 years of clinical practice experience in the treatment and management of patients with Crohn’s disease. Her recent doctoral dissertation discussed dietary and supplemental therapies in Crohn’s disease with a focus on promoting self-care through patient education. Dr. Senior’s other recent presentations related to Crohn’s include Improving Nursing Standards in Crohn’s Disease and Antibiotic Exposure & Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Risk: A Biostatistical Analysis.
Abstract:

Background and Purpose: Crohn’s disease affects millions of people worldwide. It is a complex inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and requires a high knowledge level in both the patient and provider for successful management. Many research studies are done on pharmaceutical options to treat Crohn’s disease, but few studies detail the impact of nutritional deficiencies. The purpose of the project was to increase knowledge levels in patients with Crohn’s disease regarding the latest dietary and supplemental therapies showing promise to support their disease state while promoting self-care and improving well-being. Additionally, the project demonstrates to other healthcare professionals the importance of evaluating and educating patients in a meaningful, effective way.

Methods: The clinical improvement project began with an extensive review of the literature related to dietary and supplemental therapies for Crohn’s disease. The results were compiled into an educational session. The project utilized a quantitative pre-test, post-test survey method. Participants’ knowledge levels on 5 key topics of fiber, probiotics, vitamin D, other vitamins and minerals, and specific diets were tested before and after the evidence-based educational session. A small qualitative component highlighting the impact of the gain in knowledge on participants’ lives after the educational session was captured on a follow-up survey.

Conclusions: A statistically significant raise in knowledge level was found following the educational session (p<0.0001). Pre- to post-test scores rose by 21%. Data analysis revealed participants' age, gender, level of education, and disease duration did not impact learning. Qualitative reports cited improved knowledge of diet, vitamins, and better disease management.

Implications for Practice: Creating an evidence-based educational session from a comprehensive literature review is effective at raising patients’ knowledge levels. This knowledge improves patients’ abilities to engage in self-care and improves their quality of life. The methods utilized in this clinical improvement project can be applied to any chronic disease state.

Keywords:
Crohn's Disease; Education; Supplementation
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
13-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST543
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleDietary and Supplemental Therapy in Crohn's Disease: Promoting Self-Care Through Knowledgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSenior, Jennifer Maryen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsJennifer Mary Senior, DNP, ARNP, NP-C, Professional Experience: 2009-Present - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Gastro Florida, Pinellas Park, Florida 2004-2009 - Clinical Director, Advanced Gastro & Liver Care, Pinellas Park, Florida Primary clinical focus on Crohn's disease. Doctoral dissertation focusing on education of patients with Crohn's on dietary and supplemental therapies. Multiple professional presentations on a wide range of Gastroenterology topics from Crohn's disease to Hepatitis C. Author Summary: Dr. Jennifer Senior has over 12 years of clinical practice experience in the treatment and management of patients with Crohn’s disease. Her recent doctoral dissertation discussed dietary and supplemental therapies in Crohn’s disease with a focus on promoting self-care through patient education. Dr. Senior’s other recent presentations related to Crohn’s include Improving Nursing Standards in Crohn’s Disease and Antibiotic Exposure & Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Risk: A Biostatistical Analysis.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621476-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background and Purpose:</strong> Crohn’s disease affects millions of people worldwide. It is a complex inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and requires a high knowledge level in both the patient and provider for successful management. Many research studies are done on pharmaceutical options to treat Crohn’s disease, but few studies detail the impact of nutritional deficiencies. The purpose of the project was to increase knowledge levels in patients with Crohn’s disease regarding the latest dietary and supplemental therapies showing promise to support their disease state while promoting self-care and improving well-being. Additionally, the project demonstrates to other healthcare professionals the importance of evaluating and educating patients in a meaningful, effective way.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>The clinical improvement project began with an extensive review of the literature related to dietary and supplemental therapies for Crohn’s disease. The results were compiled into an educational session. The project utilized a quantitative pre-test, post-test survey method. Participants’ knowledge levels on 5 key topics of fiber, probiotics, vitamin D, other vitamins and minerals, and specific diets were tested before and after the evidence-based educational session. A small qualitative component highlighting the impact of the gain in knowledge on participants’ lives after the educational session was captured on a follow-up survey.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> A statistically significant raise in knowledge level was found following the educational session (p<0.0001). Pre- to post-test scores rose by 21%. Data analysis revealed participants' age, gender, level of education, and disease duration did not impact learning. Qualitative reports cited improved knowledge of diet, vitamins, and better disease management.</p> <p><strong>Implications for Practice:</strong> Creating an evidence-based educational session from a comprehensive literature review is effective at raising patients’ knowledge levels. This knowledge improves patients’ abilities to engage in self-care and improves their quality of life. The methods utilized in this clinical improvement project can be applied to any chronic disease state.</p>en
dc.subjectCrohn's Diseaseen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectSupplementationen
dc.date.available2017-06-13T14:17:15Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-13-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T14:17:15Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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