Title

Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing; Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2019-04-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Disability Studies | Family Practice Nursing | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Medical Education | Pediatrics | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

A mixed-methods randomized controlled trial pilot study evaluated an educational curriculum focused on the medical needs of transition-age youth (TAY) with autism (ASD) for family nurse practitioner students. Fourteen out of a cohort of 16 (87.5%) nursing students consented to participate in the study and were randomly assigned to either a waitlist control group (WLC) (n = 8) or an intervention group (INT) (n = 6). Three measures were used to determine pre- and post-intervention levels of self-efficacy, knowledge, and attitudes. Quantitative and qualitative data provide preliminary support that participation in intervention may improve and enhance knowledge and level of self-efficacy in working with TAY with ASD.

Keywords

Attitudes, Autism (ASD), FNP students, Knowledge, Self-efficacy, Transition-age youth (TAY)

DOI of Published Version

10.1007/s10803-018-3846-9

Source

Iannuzzi D, Rissmiller P, Duty SM, Feeney S, Sullivan M, Curtin C. Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Apr;49(4):1493-1504. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3846-9. PMID: 30536218. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30536218

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