SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Presenter Information

Abby LaraFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

Major

Nursing

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Dr. Katy Garth PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

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Poster Presentation

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Abstract Title: Group Education in Hypertension

Presenter: Abby Noisworthy APRN, FNP-BC

Category: Clinical Concerns for Practicing APRNs

Purpose/Goal Statement: Evaluate the effectiveness of group education in improving knowledge and self-reported compliance.

Clinical Question: In hypertensive patients, does increased education, including group educational seminars, increase knowledge and therefore self-reported compliance?

Methods: 45-minute group seminar designed to increase knowledge and promote compliance. Pre- and post-tests administered to evaluate effectiveness. Pre- and post-test means were calculated using Microsoft Excel. Eight-week follow up phone calls were made to evaluate self-reported compliance.

Findings: Mean pre-test score was 69%. Mean post-test score was 98%. A 29% improvement in score was noted following seminar. One hundred percent of the participants reported the program was beneficial, timing was adequate, met their learning needs, and would recommend it to family/friends. Eighty percent were available for follow up phone calls and reported that compliance had improved.

Discussion: Education leads to improved compliance. Utilization of group educational format was efficient and provided a degree of support for patients.

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Group Education in Hypertension

Abstract Title: Group Education in Hypertension

Presenter: Abby Noisworthy APRN, FNP-BC

Category: Clinical Concerns for Practicing APRNs

Purpose/Goal Statement: Evaluate the effectiveness of group education in improving knowledge and self-reported compliance.

Clinical Question: In hypertensive patients, does increased education, including group educational seminars, increase knowledge and therefore self-reported compliance?

Methods: 45-minute group seminar designed to increase knowledge and promote compliance. Pre- and post-tests administered to evaluate effectiveness. Pre- and post-test means were calculated using Microsoft Excel. Eight-week follow up phone calls were made to evaluate self-reported compliance.

Findings: Mean pre-test score was 69%. Mean post-test score was 98%. A 29% improvement in score was noted following seminar. One hundred percent of the participants reported the program was beneficial, timing was adequate, met their learning needs, and would recommend it to family/friends. Eighty percent were available for follow up phone calls and reported that compliance had improved.

Discussion: Education leads to improved compliance. Utilization of group educational format was efficient and provided a degree of support for patients.

 

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