Poster Presentation

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation I
Intimate Partner Violence: Evaluation of a Curriculum for Screening Parents
Norah Louise Johnson, MSN, RN, CPNP, Educational Services, Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA, Carol Klingbeil, RN, MSN, CPNP, Education Services, Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA, Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA, and Candi Humphreys, RN, MSN, FNP, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwukee, WI, USA.
Learning Objective #1: identify an effective method for educating staff about screening parents for Intimate partner violence.
Learning Objective #2: describe how particpation in a curriculum on Intimate Partner Violence, which includes a role play, impacts knowledge, atttitudes and behaviors about screening for IPV.

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) also known as domestic violence is harmful. Most health care providers (HCPS) receive education about screening for IPV yet there is a gap between knowledge and attitudes and actual screening behavior. An approach that does more than educate the facts about IPV is essential to change IPV screening behavior. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe how participation in a curriculum which includes a role-play, affects an HCP’s knowledge, attitude, self-efficacy and behaviors about screening for IPV. The specific research question is: Do HCPs who participate in a curriculum, including a role-play, report a change in knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy and behaviors related to screening for IPV? Sample: A convenience sample of 129 English-speaking nurses at a large mid-western USA hospital was recruited. Methods & Design: In this interventional, longitudinal study, data was collected prior to participation in the curriculum, after participation, and 3 months later. The measurement scale used was Maiuro’s (2000) Self-efficacy for screening for IPV questionnaire. Hypotheses developed for the study include: H1: Participants in the IPV curriculum will report improvement in their knowledge and attitudes about IPV from time one (baseline before participation) and time two (first measurement after participation); H2: Participants will report improved interactions with care-givers from time one to time two; H3: There will be no change in knowledge or attitudes or interactions with parents from time two to time three. All data will be entered into SPSS. Descriptive statistics will be run to describe the sample. Reliability and validity of the questionnaire will be done. A comparison of the differences from time one to time three will be done by using repeated measures ANOVA. Results: 34 of 129 participants have completed all surveys. Data collection for survey 3 will be completed in February, 2007.