5189.0 Public Health Nursing Research

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
Researchers use a variety of methodological designs based on the nature of the research question. This session shares four research studies that pose different types of research questions, are grounded in different theoretical frameworks and rely on quantitative and qualitative methods and different designs. Diverse research methods and designs can enhance the ability of researchers to seek findings to difficult issues that impact a community's health.
Session Objectives: Discuss the feasibility of the healthy diet ratio measure to incorporate current dietary guidelines into health behavior research. Describe how the Omaha data can provide meaningful benchmarking information to public health nurses. Describe the methodology used for a study to explore adolescent boys' perceptions of gangs. Describe one example of a research study that was grounded in social capital and complexity theory.

12:30 PM
12:50 PM
Benchmarking public health nursing data: A feasibility study
Karen A. Monsen, PhD RN, David M. Radosevich, PhD, RN, Madeleine J. Kerr, PhD, RN, Susan C. Johnson, MS, RN and Lijuan Shen, ME
1:10 PM
Adolescent boys perceptions of gangs and gang violence
Sarah E. Kelly, RN, PhD, Debra Gay Anderson, RN, PhD, Ann Peden, DSN, ARNP-CS, Lynne Hall, RN, DrPh and Julie Cerel, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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