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PURPOSE To obtain baseline data about the food choices of pregnant adolescents, their knowledge about healthy eating, current eating habits, and how they feel they learn best. METHODS A 22-item survey was distributed to pregnant adolescents (n = 49, ages 15-19) who attended a teen-parenting program or prenatal clinic. Descriptive statistics were used for(More)
INTRODUCTION Healthy eating among pregnant adolescents is essential for the well-being of developing adolescent females and their fetuses, as well as for the prevention of adult chronic illness. Understanding factors that influence and prohibit healthy eating, along with preferences for nutrition education in the pregnant adolescent population, is critical(More)
This focus group study was undertaken as part of a larger investigation of how the demand for increased production of nurses with doctorates affects doctoral faculty's scholarly productivity. This study provided a basis for development of the national survey questionnaire. Two focus groups that included 29 faculty teaching in doctor of philosophy and/or(More)
The South Dakota Tumor Registrars' Association reviewed breast cancer cases in South Dakota for the years 1983 and 1988. There were 225 cases in the 1983 group and 266 cases in the 1988 group. Data from this project revealed over 16% of patients in both groups had positive family histories for breast cancer. More cases in 1988 (119) were Stage I as compared(More)
The Institute of Medicine, responding to a national health care crisis and related nursing labor force concerns, has called for an increase in the proportion of registered nurses with baccalaureate or higher degrees to 80% and a doubling of the number of nurses with doctorates by 2020. Simultaneously, large numbers of senior faculty are starting to retire,(More)
Magnet status for a facility indicates excellent nursing practice, positive and improved patient outcomes, and professional working environments. To maintain Magnet status, hospitals must show improved outcomes and clinical practice based on current evidence. Evidence-based practice (EBP) committees provide a streamlined approach for improving(More)
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