Helsingin yliopistoPrimary health care and quality improvement · PhD. Doctor of PhilosophyFinland · Helsinki
Article: Evaluating the Impact of a North American Nursing Exchange Program on Student Cultural AwarenessAlice F Kuehn, Andrea Chircop, Barbara Downe-Wamboldt, Debbie Sheppard-Lemoine, Lucille Wittstock, Rosemary Herbert, Raquel A Benavides Torres, Donna Murnaghan, Kim CritchleyInternational Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship 01/2011; 8(1).
Article: The influence of student-level normative, control and behavioral beliefs on staying smoke-free: An application of Ajzen's theory of planned behaviorDonna Anne Murnaghan, Chris Blanchard, Wendy Rodgers, Jennifer La Rosa, Colleen Macquarrie, Debbie MaClellan, Bob Gray[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This study, the first to examine the utility of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) in explaining intentions and behavior to remain smoke-free, generated smoke-free related beliefs in adolescents and examined their association to the TPB global constructs (i.e., attitudes, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control (PBC), intention, and behavior) 1 month later in a population of intermediate students (N = 214) in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The results showed that intentions to remain smoke-free were significantly predicted by attitudes and PBC, whereas smoke-free behavior was determined by PBC. From a global TPB perspective, PBC appears to be the dominant variable within the TPB framework on which to guide a smoke-free adolescent intervention. These results have the potential to inform new interventions that address remaining smoke-free that are relevant to adolescents. However, the preliminary nature of these findings warrant further study before any firm conclusions can be drawn.09/2009; 17(5):469-480.
Article: A smoking reduction and cessation program with registered nurses: findings and implications for community health nursing.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A smoking reduction and cessation program was implemented with registered nurses in 3 Canadian provinces. Nurses (n = 117) participated in either an 8-week group or self-directed program using a resource specifically designed for nurses. Questionnaires were administered prior to and at the end of the 8-week interventions and at 6 and 12 months postintervention. Statistically significant changes at 8 weeks in nurses' smoking practices were found on the number of nurses continuing to smoke, mean number of cigarettes smoked, and movement in the stage of behavioral change. Attrition and variation in patterns of quitting over the 12-month study period made assessing participants' longer term outcomes difficult. This study highlights the complexity of assisting nurses to quit smoking and of implementing and evaluating a program based on accepted community health models of practice.Journal of Community Health Nursing 02/2001; 18(2):115-34. · 0.77 Impact Factor
Article: Integrating public health policy, practice, evaluation, surveillance, and research: the school health action planning and evaluation system.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The Canadian Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute of Canada have charged their Centre for Behavioral Research and Program Evaluation with contributing to the development of the country's systemic capacity to link research, policy, and practice related to population-level interventions. Local data collection and feedback systems are integral to this capacity. Canada's School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System (SHAPES) allows data to be collected from all of a school's students, and these data are used to produce computer-generated school "health profiles." SHAPES is being used for intervention planning, evaluation, surveillance, and research across Canada. Strong demand and multipartner investment suggest that SHAPES is adding value in all of these domains. Such systems can contribute substantially to evidence-informed public health practice, public engagement, participatory action research, and relevant, timely population intervention research.American Journal of Public Health 05/2007; 97(4):648-54. · 3.93 Impact Factor
Article: Adolescents struggled to maintain a sense of control over their cigarette smoking through a 4 phase cycle.Donna MurnaghanEvidence-Based Nursing 08/2005; 8(3):92.