Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Planned experiences compared to performance standards for entry-level dietetic interns
by Chan, Karen, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 88; 1521613
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to compare planned experiences and performance standards of entry-level skills of a dietetic internship. Specifically, the study compared whether nutrition assessment and nutrition education planned experiences in the nutrition therapy rotation in the Dietetic Internship Program at California State University, Long Beach met performance standards for entry-level skills and if they were relevant to clinical practice as reported by Supervisory registered dietitians (RDs) or RD preceptors and past dietetic interns (DIs) affiliated with dietetic internship.

A content validity test and feasibility test were conducted. Ninety-four survey invitations were emailed to RDs and past DIs. Opinion scores of planned experiences were determined using a 5-point Likert Scale. Twenty-four surveys were completed for data analysis. There were no significant differences between RDs' and DIs' opinions of planned experiences. More research is needed for evaluation tools and to promote ongoing evaluations of dietetic internships.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frank, Gail
Commitee: Frank, Gail, Lichty, Margaret, Reiboldt, Wendy
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Health education
Publication Number: 1521613
ISBN: 978-1-267-79042-2
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