Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Martha Fuller, PhD, PPCNP-BC
Background: San Diego’s Tuberculosis (TB) incidence is more than double the national rate. The majority of cases of active TB are due to the progression of latent TB infection (LTBI).
Objectives: This evidence-based practice (EBP) project aimed to increase knowledge, awareness, and improve attitudes and practices regarding TB among college students.
Participants: Twenty Community College Students in San Diego participated in the project.
Methods: Students attended an in-person educational session. A pre-post knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) questionnaire measured the impact.
Results: The intervention improved knowledge and attitudes. The average post-intervention TB knowledge score was 95.8% compared to 57% pre-intervention. Post-intervention, 90% of students felt that TB was a serious problem in San Diego compared to 38% pre-intervention.
Conclusions: TB educational interventions within community colleges in San Diego have the potential to contribute to decreasing TB rates within the San Diego County community.
Digital USD Citation
Williams, Sarah, "A Pilot Project for Tuberculosis Education in College Students" (2023). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 220.
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