Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students
Duty, Susan M.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Psychiatry
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Graduate School of Nursing
Document TypeJournal Article
Transition-age youth (TAY)
Family Practice Nursing
Health Services Administration
Health Services Research
Psychiatry and Psychology
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AbstractA mixed-methods randomized controlled trial pilot study evaluated an educational curriculum focused on the medical needs of transition-age youth (TAY) with autism (ASD) for family nurse practitioner students. Fourteen out of a cohort of 16 (87.5%) nursing students consented to participate in the study and were randomly assigned to either a waitlist control group (WLC) (n = 8) or an intervention group (INT) (n = 6). Three measures were used to determine pre- and post-intervention levels of self-efficacy, knowledge, and attitudes. Quantitative and qualitative data provide preliminary support that participation in intervention may improve and enhance knowledge and level of self-efficacy in working with TAY with ASD.
Iannuzzi D, Rissmiller P, Duty SM, Feeney S, Sullivan M, Curtin C. Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students. J Autism Dev Disord. 2019 Apr;49(4):1493-1504. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3846-9. PMID: 30536218. Link to article on publisher's site