Jacki S Witt

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INTRODUCTION Natural family planning (NFP) methods are effective for contraception with proper and consistent use. However, only 1% of patients at federally funded Title X family planning clinics select NFP as a contraceptive method. The goal of this study was to understand from clinicians' perspectives the barriers and facilitators to providing NFP(More)
Students in an undergraduate legal and ethical issues course continually told the authors that they did not have time to study for the course because they were busy studying for their clinical courses. Faculty became concerned that students were failing to realize the value of legal and ethical concepts as applicable to clinical practice. This led the(More)
This qualitative study was conducted to better understand the health needs and concerns of immigrant HIV-infected Latinas residing in the Midwest United States. Individual interviews (n = 18) were conducted in Spanish with Latinas in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Women were at different stages of acceptance about their HIV diagnosis and four common themes(More)
This article outlines the development and feasibility of an HIV and IPV prevention intervention. Researchers formed a partnership with a group of women representative of the population that the intervention was intended to reach using methods derived from participatory action research. The use of health protective behaviors changed from pre- to(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of a device designed to deliver high-frequency vibratory stimulation through direct intravaginal tampon application (VIPON) compared with a low-dose over-the-counter pharmacologic treatment of dysmenorrhea. METHODS A randomized, open-label, prospective study comparing the(More)
This study was performed to better understand the health concerns of mature Midwestern women living with HIV and to offer health care providers information about the spectrum of medical and psychosocial needs of this population. Individual interviews were conducted with 18 low-income women who were 41 to 68 years of age. Interviews showed multiple needs(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional educational methods for new sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) have had a gap in time between didactic instruction and the application to forensic nursing practice. In this interval, which can take several months, SANE trainees must locate a preceptor and perform at least 10 pelvic examinations. Only then can they apply their(More)
Federally funded Title X Family Planning Clinics are critical safety nets for reproductive health services in which advanced practice nurses (APRNs) provide the majority of care. The goal of this study was to identify factors affecting APRN's intention to remain in positions at these clinics. An Internet-administered survey was completed by 406 APRNs(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are in an excellent position to address the high rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States by providing long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). These methods are significant in their effectiveness in preventing pregnancy in individual women and in having population-level effects on(More)
SANE-A-PALOOZA, a continuing education program that utilizes hands-on practice with standardized patients and human simulators, was developed to fulfill a portion of the required supervised clinical experience for certification as a sexual assault nurse examiner. The program is designed to provide concentrated clinical skill practice application, eliminate(More)