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.
|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|
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