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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Louise
dc.contributor.authorLeveritt, Michael D
dc.contributor.authorDesbrow, Ben
dc.contributor.authorBall, Lauren E
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T12:30:49Z
dc.date.available2017-07-25T12:30:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-03-27T03:50:42Z
dc.identifier.issn0263-2136
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/fampra/cmt070
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56426
dc.description.abstractBackground. Nutrition is important for the management of chronic diseases. While practice nurses have numerous roles in primary care, the expectations on practice nurses to provide nutrition care for chronic disease management are increasing. The self-perceived knowledge, skills and attitudes of practice nurses in providing nutrition care has not been widely investigated. Objectives. The aim of the present study was to investigate the perceptions of Australian practice nurses on the provision of nutrition care for chronic disease management, including specific nutrition-related activities. Methods. A cross-sectional online survey was completed by 181 Australian practice nurses in 2013. Descriptive analyses were conducted on each survey item. The survey sample was tested for representation of the Australian practice nurse workforce, and associations between respondents' demographic characteristics and responses to survey items were explored. Results. Almost all practice nurses (89%) felt it was important to address diet whenever they cared for a patient. Over half of practice nurses (61%) were unsure if their practices were effective in increasing patients' compliance with nutritional recommendations. Nearly all practice nurses (98%) perceived further education on nutrition would assist them in their role. Conclusion. Practice nurses perceive they have an important role and favourable attitudes towards providing nutrition care; however, further training and education to enhance their self-perceived effectiveness is warranted. Future research should clarify whether an increase in nutrition-focused training results in improved effectiveness of nutrition care provided by practice nurses in terms of patient health outcomes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent603732 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom201
dc.relation.ispartofpageto208
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFamily Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleThe self-perceived knowledge, skills and attitudes of Australian Practice Nurses in Providing Nutrition Care to Patients with Chronic Disease
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Health
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Family Practice following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version, The self-perceived knowledge, skills and attitudes of Australian Practice Nurses in Providing Nutrition Care to Patients with Chronic Disease, Family Practice, Vol. 31 (2), 2014, pp. 201-208 is available online at: dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmt070.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorDesbrow, Ben
gro.griffith.authorBall, Lauren E.
gro.griffith.authorMartin, Louise A.
gro.griffith.authorLeveritt, Michael


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