The Effect of a School Nurse Led Education Intervention on Blood Pressure and Physical Activity Levels in Adolescents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621798
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Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Dissertation
Level of Evidence:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
The Effect of a School Nurse Led Education Intervention on Blood Pressure and Physical Activity Levels in Adolescents
Author(s):
Leibold, Nancyruth
Additional Author Information:
Nancyruth Leibold, EdD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE
Advisors:
Hawkins, Peggy; Morin, Patricia J.; McKinney-Williams, Angela
Degree:
Doctoral – Other
Degree Year:
2009
Grantor:
College of Saint Mary
Abstract:

Regular physical activity (PA) is a necessary health promotion behavior for adolescents. Benefits of regular physical activity are optimal body weight, lowering blood pressure (BP), and decreasing risk factors for chronic illnesses. Yet declining physical activity levels and increasing sedentary behaviors along with the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension exists in teenagers. The purpose of this quantitative research was to study the effects of a School Nurse led teaching intervention to promote physical activity as a healthy behavior on blood pressures and physical activity levels in adolescents. Youth empowerment was the theoretical framework for the study and a peer leader was incorporated. A true experimental design used repeated measures with the same intervention for a total of 4 measures (two before intervention and two after intervention) was implemented. The intervention group received a School Nurse led education session on the healthy benefits of PA. The measures were blood pressure, pulse, body mass index, and physical activity levels. A significant drop in systolic blood pressure was found in the intervention group after education. A negative
relationship was found between both systolic blood pressure (SBP) and physical activity levels and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and physical activity levels. Mean physical activity levels increased in the intervention group post education. Possible implications for School Nurse practice include further study, continued use of School Nurse led education programs with teens and dissemination of the findings to other School Nurses.

Keywords:
adolescent self-care; physical activity; school nurses
CINAHL Headings:
Blood Pressure Determination; Blood Pressure Determination--In Adolescence; Health Promotion; Health Promotion--Education; Physical Activity; Physical Activity--In Adolescence; School Health Nursing
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This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 3356278; ProQuest document ID: 305095359. The author still retains copyright.
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Repository Posting Date:
2017-07-12T17:20:01Z
Date of Publication:
2017-07-12

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dc.contributor.advisorHawkins, Peggyen
dc.contributor.advisorMorin, Patricia J.en
dc.contributor.advisorMcKinney-Williams, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorLeibold, Nancyruthen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-12T17:20:01Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-12T17:20:01Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621798-
dc.descriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 3356278; ProQuest document ID: 305095359. The author still retains copyright.en
dc.description.abstract<p>Regular physical activity (PA) is a necessary health promotion behavior for adolescents. Benefits of regular physical activity are optimal body weight, lowering blood pressure (BP), and decreasing risk factors for chronic illnesses. Yet declining physical activity levels and increasing sedentary behaviors along with the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension exists in teenagers. The purpose of this quantitative research was to study the effects of a School Nurse led teaching intervention to promote physical activity as a healthy behavior on blood pressures and physical activity levels in adolescents. Youth empowerment was the theoretical framework for the study and a peer leader was incorporated. A true experimental design used repeated measures with the same intervention for a total of 4 measures (two before intervention and two after intervention) was implemented. The intervention group received a School Nurse led education session on the healthy benefits of PA. The measures were blood pressure, pulse, body mass index, and physical activity levels. A significant drop in systolic blood pressure was found in the intervention group after education. A negative<br />relationship was found between both systolic blood pressure (SBP) and physical activity levels and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and physical activity levels. Mean physical activity levels increased in the intervention group post education. Possible implications for School Nurse practice include further study, continued use of School Nurse led education programs with teens and dissemination of the findings to other School Nurses.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectadolescent self-careen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectschool nursesen
dc.titleThe Effect of a School Nurse Led Education Intervention on Blood Pressure and Physical Activity Levels in Adolescentsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorCollege of Saint Maryen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral – Otheren
dc.description.noteThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.en
dc.primary-author.detailsNancyruth Leibold, EdD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNEen
thesis.degree.year2009en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelRandomized Controlled Trialen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.subject.cinahlBlood Pressure Determinationen
dc.subject.cinahlBlood Pressure Determination--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Promotion--Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlPhysical Activityen
dc.subject.cinahlPhysical Activity--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlSchool Health Nursingen
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