This study focuses on how an online continuing education program could affect nurse practitioner knowledge about prevention of pediatric obesity and self-efficacy to prevent pediatric obesity in the primary care setting. Three hundred fifty-four nurse practitioner participants completed an online survey and continuing education offering from across the United States. A statistically significant increase in both knowledge and self-efficacy were found when comparing pre- to posttest survey responses. This study shows that increased knowledge about how to prevent pediatric obesity may increase self-efficacy of nurse practitioners to implement prevention education for children and their parents within the primary care setting.
- Nurse practitioners
- Pediatric obesity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing