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Faculty Member Research Published in Journal is Featured in Podcast

Posted: Feb. 16, 2016

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Karen E. Johnson, PhD, RN, and assistant professor at the School of Nursing, was featured in the February 2016 issue of The Journal of School Nursing and interviewed for podcast posted on the journal’s website.

The article "A Systematic Review of Consent Procedures, Participation Rates, and Main Findings of Health-Related Research in Alternative High Schools From 2010 to 2015” discusses a well-established link between educational attainment and health. Alternative high schools (AHSs) serve students who are at risk for school dropout. Health-related research conducted in AHSs has been sparse. Achieving high participation rates is critical to producing generalizable results and can be challenging in research with adolescents for reasons such as using active consent. These challenges become greater when working with vulnerable populations of adolescents. In this systematic review, we examined health-related studies conducted in AHSs between 2010 and 2015. Results indicated that health-related research in AHSs has increased over the past 5 years and AHS students continue to experience significant disparities. Other findings included active consent is commonly used with AHS students, 42% of studies reported participation rates or provided enough information to calculate participation rates, and school nurses are missing from health-related research conducted in AHSs. Implications for future research and school nursing are discussed.

Authors:
Karen E. Johnson, PhD, RN,
Marian Morris, MPH, RN,
Lynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN,
and Amanda J. Simonton, BS, RN

Dr. Johnson discusses her article with the editor of The Journal of School Nursing (JOSN) on JOSN February 2016 Podcast: A Systematic Review of Consent Procedures, Participation Rates, and Main Findings of Health-Related Research in Alternative High Schools From 2010 to 2015.

Acknowledgement
Podcast originally published on SAGE Nursing and Other Health Specialties (Journal of School Nursing) website.

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