Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Effect of Education on Knowledge and Perceptions of Nursing Staff Regarding Functional Maintenance Programs: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Effect of Education on Knowledge and Perceptions of Nursing Staff Regarding Functional Maintenance Programs: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505253. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9608
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505253. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9608
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This mixed-methods research project explored knowledge and perceptions of nursing staff about functional maintenance programs in a skilled-nursing facility and evaluated the effects of increased nursing-staff education. The study consisted of pre- and postsurvey and individual interviews. The results showed an increase in scores for both knowledge and perception questions following an in-service training session. Interviews revealed themes related to program benefits and barriers to implementation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Laura Novak

Contributing Authors: Vanessa Jewell