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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1995

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Hofland

Keywords

blood cholesterol, community health nursing, nurse attitudes, risk factors for coronary heart disease

Abstract

Community health nurses have an important role in the education and referral of adults who have elevated cholesterol levels. Data were gathered in a rural state about community health nurses' knowledge level of cholesterol education and referral, their attitudes of role responsibility toward cholesterol education and referral, and the extent of performance of cholesterol education and referral. A questionnaire was mailed to a nonprobability sample of 115 registered nurses practicing in community health in a rural state. Fifty-five nurses responded. Results of the data indicated that nurses have a low level of knowledge, but they do possess attitudes of willingness to perform cholesterol classification education and referral. At the present time, nurses perform the classification, educator, and referral roles of cholesterol at a minimal level.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Blood cholesterol
Community health nursing
Nurses -- Attitudes
Coronary heart disease -- Risk factors

Number of Pages

110

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1995 Roxann Boysen. All rights reserved

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