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ERIC Number: EJ885975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Vision Screening Practices in Central Iowa: A Follow-Up Evaluation
Strawhacker, MaryAnn Tapper; Gustafson, Jeri K.; Kinne, Marilyn J.; Little, Donita
Journal of School Nursing, v19 n2 p111-118 2003
In response to data from the initial survey published in October 2001, interventions were developed to increase vision screening knowledge and promote use of the "Iowa Vision Screening Program Guidelines" (Iowa Department of Education [IDE], 1997). The purpose of this evaluation was to measure differences in practice after interventions, including attendance at a half-day workshop and practice session. Results of the study indicate that participants of the workshop and practice session were more likely to conduct yearly distance and near vision, and depth perception screening. In addition, they were more likely to use the recommended screening instruments for distance and near vision, and depth perception. They were also much more likely to use recommended referral criteria for all types of screening and to have changed some aspect of their vision screening practice in the past year. Results are presented with implications for school nursing practice. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa