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Nursing genetics and genomics: The International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) survey

Hickey, Kathleen T. and Taylor, Jacquelin Y. and Barr, Taura L. and Hauser, Nicole R. and Jia, Haomiao and Riga, Teresa C. and Katapodi, Maria. (2018) Nursing genetics and genomics: The International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) survey. Nurse education today, 63. pp. 12-17.

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Abstract

Background: The International Society of Nursing in Genetics (ISONG) fosters scienti fi c and professional de- velopment in the discovery, interpretation, and application of genomic information in nursing research, edu- cation, and clinical practice. Objectives: Assess genomic-related activities of ISONG members in research, education and practice, and com- petencies to serve as global leaders in genomics. Design: Cross-sectional survey (21-items) assessing genomic-related training, knowledge, and practice. Settings: An email invitation included a link to the anonymous online survey. Participants: All ISONG members ( n = 350 globally) were invited to partake. Methods: Descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test for between-group comparisons. Results: Respondents ( n = 231, 66%), were mostly Caucasian, female, with a master's degree or higher. Approximately 70% wanted to incorporate genomics in research, teaching, and practice. More than half reported high genomic competency, and over 95% reported that genomics is relevant the next 5 years. Conclusions: Findings provide a foundation for developing additional educational programs for an international nursing workforce in genomics
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft > Pflegewissenschaft (Katapodi)
UniBasel Contributors:Katapodi, Maria C
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0260-6917
e-ISSN:1532-2793
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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