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dc.contributor.authorDoner, Tria
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionPaper approved May 2019 by the faculty of UMKC in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice
dc.description.abstractLong-term effects such as vision abnormalities, motor concerns, developmental delay, cognitive issues, and behavioral difficulties have been associated with prenatal methadone exposure. Follow up care is a valuable resource to identify concerns early and initiate interventions prior to development of long-term complications. The purpose of this evidence-based project was to determine if an educational care binder improved adherence to specialty follow up appointments for infants prenatally exposed to methadone. The project was conducted using a quasiexperimental design with a convenience sample and a retrospective comparison group. Two infants prenatally exposed to methadone and their caregivers were identified to participate in this project. The setting occurred at the regional drug endangered children clinic in a Midwestern metropolitan area. An educational care binder was given to caregivers that included an introduction to the clinic and its providers, education on the potential long-term effects of prenatal methadone exposure, and the benefits of follow up care. Appointment attendance rates were collected and compared with pre-intervention rates. Attendance rates were unchanged with 50% of both the intervention participants and the comparison group attending the two recommended follow up appointments. Follow up care is a valuable resource to identify concerns early and initiate interventions prior to development of long-term, potentially irreversible, complications.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/67984
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri -- Kansas Cityeng
dc.rightsOpen Access (fully available)
dc.rights.holderCopyright retained by author
dc.titleEducational Care Binder to Improve Appointment Attendance After Prenatal Exposure to Methadoneeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.


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