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AN EVALUATION OF THE ADEQUACY OF HEALTH VISITOR EDUCATION FOR NEONATAL HIP SCREENING

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HAUGH, PE, MASON, C, TRAINOR, BP, Kernohan, George, Thompson, Kathryn and MOLLAN, RAB (1994) AN EVALUATION OF THE ADEQUACY OF HEALTH VISITOR EDUCATION FOR NEONATAL HIP SCREENING. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 20 (5). pp. 815-821. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119278645/abstract

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1994.20050815.x

Abstract

Congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) affects two children per 1000, with potentially serious consequences. Student health visitors in Northern Ireland learn screening techniques for CDH at a half-day workshop at a regional hospital. In order to evaluate the adequacy of this preparation, 71 qualified health visitors were surveyed to assess their knowledge relating to CDH, their views on the adequacy of the training, and their opinions about referral of positive cases. Knowledge in some areas was poor and preparation was considered too short. Direct referrals of positive cases to orthopaedic clinics, without a general practitioner acting as an intermediary, was a frequently cited desire. Recommendations include extending the training for those involved in CDH screening while ensuring that experienced health visitors, from whom novices learn, are themselves using correct procedures.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:2169
Deposited By:Ms Kathryn Thompson
Deposited On:15 Dec 2009 15:59
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 11:14

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