Title

An Evidence-Based Education Intervention Program For Disparities In Clinical Research

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Lackland; Department of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

The existence of racial disparities in hypertension related outcomes including stroke, chronic kidney disease and heart failure, as well as in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control are well documented. Strategies to prevent and manage high blood pressure (HBP) in the population have been proven to be successful, but there continues to be a lack of reduction in the disparities between sub-groups of the population including non-Hispanic whites, non- Hispanic blacks, and Hispanics/Latinos. A particular concern is the potential knowledge gap in health professionals regarding their understanding of the factors contributing to these disparities, and as a result a health professional education program called 2013: Social Determinants of Health was developed. The aim of this research was to further develop the program by determining whether each of the eight one hour long program videos contained relevant information concerning indicators such as HBP prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control, in which disparities exist. A summary and a post exam composed of ten questions were created for each module, and knowledge, behavior, and outcome gaps were identified in each video. Results from the video summaries suggest that the 2013: Social Determinants of Health program can serve as a tool for educating providers on the topic of disparities. The key elements of this program are its easy accessibility to all health professionals online and the evidence-based presentations given by nationally recognized experts in the medical field.

Location

Owens 108

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:30 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 9:30 AM

An Evidence-Based Education Intervention Program For Disparities In Clinical Research

Owens 108

The existence of racial disparities in hypertension related outcomes including stroke, chronic kidney disease and heart failure, as well as in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control are well documented. Strategies to prevent and manage high blood pressure (HBP) in the population have been proven to be successful, but there continues to be a lack of reduction in the disparities between sub-groups of the population including non-Hispanic whites, non- Hispanic blacks, and Hispanics/Latinos. A particular concern is the potential knowledge gap in health professionals regarding their understanding of the factors contributing to these disparities, and as a result a health professional education program called 2013: Social Determinants of Health was developed. The aim of this research was to further develop the program by determining whether each of the eight one hour long program videos contained relevant information concerning indicators such as HBP prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control, in which disparities exist. A summary and a post exam composed of ten questions were created for each module, and knowledge, behavior, and outcome gaps were identified in each video. Results from the video summaries suggest that the 2013: Social Determinants of Health program can serve as a tool for educating providers on the topic of disparities. The key elements of this program are its easy accessibility to all health professionals online and the evidence-based presentations given by nationally recognized experts in the medical field.