Year of Publication
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Dr. Debra Hampton
Dr. Tamra Langley
Dr. Lacey Buckler
Background: Providers in the United States (U.S.) healthcare system need to understand the cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of the growing Latino population. As a result, academic institutions are incorporating cultural competency training in their curricula. However, a noticeable knowledge gap exists for those currently practicing in the healthcare arena, impacting patient and provider satisfaction and healthcare outcomes.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to obtain a baseline assessment of the cultural competence of a select group of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) caring for the Latino population at the University of Kentucky and provide a targeted educational intervention, followed by a post-intervention assessment utilizing the same evidence-based tool.
Conceptual Framework: Schim and Miller’s Cultural Competence Model (CCM) was utilized as the framework for this study.
Methodology: This study used a one-group pre-test post-test design to examine the effect of a cultural competency educational module for APPs on their knowledge related to cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity.
Results: Thirteen participants completed the pre-survey and 11 completed the post-survey. Seven participants completed both the pre and post-surveys. There was no change in the pre and post self-reported overall cultural competency assessment scores in relation to the educational intervention, which was expected with a small sample size. However, it is important to note that the cultural competence behavior (CCB) scores were higher after the educational intervention.
Conclusion: The implementation of cultural competency training for Advanced Practice Providers did result in increased CCB scores. However, this study needs to be replicated with a larger, more inclusive sample size.
Peppiatt, Jennifer L., "The Effects of Cultural Competency Training on Providers Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Towards the Latino Population" (2022). DNP Projects. 403.