Foster care child abuse cases are more prevalent in the United States. Evidence suggests a significant gap between self reports of abuse and reports by health professionals. 120 nurses will be selected to participate in formal training. A time series design will be used to test the participant’s knowledge before, immediately after, and six months after the formal training. The data collected will be analyzed using descriptive statistics for demographic variables and an one-way ANOVA test will determine significant differences among group scores. Limitations to the study include accessibility to sample size, turnover of participants, the self reporting nature of the questionnaires, test taker anxiety, the ability of the training presenters, and the participants’ knowledge they are being observed.
Jefferson, Andrea; Stascavage, Caroline; Foronda, Nico; Andrews, Michael; Ngoune, Brillant; and Agustin, Rudolfo
"Efficacy of Formal Training and Education on Foster Child Abuse in Newly Hired Nurses,"
OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 4, Article 12.
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