Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2023

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Tracy Stahl:

Second Advisor

Dr. Amanda Alonzo:

Third Advisor

Dr. Gregory Belcher:


With the elderly population expanding in the United States, primary care providers are having to place more emphasis on managing multiple disease etiologies and medication modalities in the outpatient clinic setting. Patients and providers struggle to overcome educational communication barriers that facilitate proper medication adherence and monitoring. The specific aim of this study was to evaluate whether antiplatelet management education increased the patients’ knowledge of medication understanding and possible adverse outcomes. Evaluation of antiplatelet knowledge was conducted in a rural health clinic in Columbus, Kansas. The study utilized an individual pretest-posttest design to patients who received self-management and monitoring education in a Southeast Kansas rural primary care clinic. The population included in the survey were individuals ages 21-85 on antiplatelet medications that were current patients of Manzer Family Medicine in Columbus, Kansas. A paired t-test was run on a sample of 22 education participants to determine whether there was a statistically significant difference between the pre-test and post-test scores before and after educational intervention.

Included in

Nursing Commons