Health Promotion Attitudes and Practices of Texas Nurse Practitioners


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Abstract

PurposeThe Purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional survey was to examine the health promotion attitudes and practices of Texas nurse practitioners (NPs).Data SourcesOriginal research utilizing the Health Promotion Practices of Nurse Practitioners Instrument developed by the researcher and completed 442 Texas NPs.ConclusionsOverall, Texas NPs have positive attitudes toward health promotion and are supportive of health promotion practices. However, the findings this study indicate that improvement can made in the adoption of certain health promotion practices.Implications for PracticeThe growing number of NPs providing care patients can significantly impact public health through consistent health promotion in clinical practice.

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