College

College of Health Sciences

Department

Nursing

Program

DNP- Advance Practice

Publication Date

4-2021

Abstract

Problem: Many Americans have begun to seek alternative and natural remedies for common medical conditions previously treated by prescription drugs. As highly trained clinical professionals, nurse practitioners (NP) are responsible for adequately educating patients about their clinical disease process and treatment options. Due to limited clinical research surrounding CBD, NPs may lack the proper qualifications and resources to counsel patients on CBD use adequately. Despite an increase in CBD curiosity and use among the American population, there are no studies that assess Nurse Practitioner (NP) provider's knowledge and attitudes towards CBD or the factors affecting NP's decisions for its use.

Purpose: To explore NP provider's CBD knowledge, attitudes towards CBD, and likelihood of CBD use in various medical conditions with the intent to identify knowledge gaps, misconceptions, and barriers to use.

EBP Questions: What are NP's attitudes and knowledge regarding CBD and the likelihood of using CBD in clinical practice? Is there a significant relationship between NP's knowledge about CBD and the likelihood of using CBD in clinical practice? Is there a significant relationship between NP's attitudes about CBD and the likelihood of using CBD in clinical practice?

Methods: This study used a non-experimental descriptive correlational survey design. A convenience sample of 504 certified nurse practitioners was recruited via email and snowball sampling to complete an online questionnaire to assess their CBD knowledge, attitudes, and likelihood to use for chronic pain.

Outcomes: This study measured NP's knowledge of CBD, attitudes about CBD, and the use of CBD by a researcher derived tool.

Significance: This study assessed NP's provider knowledge, attitudes, and use of CBD. With this data, further research and educational training opportunities can be implemented to promote CBD use, thereby improving the overall quality of life and health of patients suffering from various medical conditions.

Keywords

Cannabidiol, cannabidiol use, Nurse practitioners’ attitudes and knowledge, Alternative medicine

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Nursing

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Nurse Practitioner Knowledge, Attitudes, and Likelihood of CBD Use in Clinical Practice


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