Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effectiveness of vitamin D deficiency education among family nurse practitioner students
by Gulati, Sasha, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 78; 1517638
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this directed project was to provide an educational intervention designed to increase family nurse practitioner (FNP) students' knowledge of the clinical presentation, evaluation, and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.

This project utilized a pretest-posttest design to determine the baseline level of vitamin D deficiency knowledge among FNP students at a large metropolitan university in Southern California. This design helped to investigate the effectiveness of an educational intervention designed to provide knowledge regarding vitamin D deficiency among FNP students. Testing instruments were developed by the researcher.

The results revealed that FNP student participants had a relatively low baseline level of knowledge pertaining to vitamin D deficiency. Most FNP student participants answered 2 or 3 of 5 questions correctly before the educational intervention. After the educational intervention, most FNP student participants answered 4 of 5 questions correctly. The educational intervention did have a statistically significant positive effect on FNP students' knowledge.

Recommendations include adding vitamin D deficiency clinical practice guidelines to the educational curriculum of FNP students, our future primary health care providers. Recommendations for future research include asking FNP students, after vitamin D deficiency education, if they are willing to be an advocate for vitamin D deficiency in the clinical setting.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational evaluation, Medicine, Nursing
Publication Number: 1517638
ISBN: 978-1-267-46040-0
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