Date of Paper/Work

5-2021

Type of Paper/Work

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Lori Winchell

Department/School

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Abstract

The focus of this quality improvement project was to improve the perceived health and wellbeing of Native American elders residing in low-income housing. Guidelines were established to provide health promotion activities that included screening, weekly vital signs, culturally appropriate individualized health coaching and education talk circles within a community-based wellness clinic. Data was collected prior to project implementation and again at three months post-implementation. Findings suggest that health coaching and education improve hypertension control as evidenced by mean a population improvement of 12 mm Hg. There was not a significant difference in the responses from the health survey measuring confidence scores and the perceived health of participants, in fact, there was a slight decline in mean confidence scores for some responses.

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