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Dr. Jenna Boothe Shares Research at International Honor Society Dinner

Dr. Jenna BootheDr. Jenna Boothe, Associate Professor of Nursing at Hazard Community and Technical College, was a Platform Speaker at the dinner meeting of Kappa Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on April 12. The dinner meeting was the finale of the Chapter s 19th Annual Nursing Research Day held at Western Kentucky University. The theme for the day was Improving Health Outcomes through Evidence-based Practice . Evidenced-based Practice is traditionally defined in terms of a "three legged stool" integrating three basic principles: (1) the best available research evidence bearing on whether and why a treatment works, (2) clinical expertise (clinical judgment and experience) to rapidly identify each patient's unique health state and diagnosis, their individual risks and benefits of potential interventions, and (3) client preferences and values. Dr. Boothe presented her research on Persuasive Technology and Self-determined Motivation to Exercise.

Dr. Boothe has an expertise in healthy lifestyles and the benefits of physical exercise. She is very active in the community to assist individuals to exercise and become more active as their physical condition will allow. Her research has documented that technology increases motivation to exercise leading to a healthier lifestyle. Donna Combs, HCTC Nursing Program Coordinator stated, We are very fortunate to have Dr. Boothe on our faculty. She always prepares student learning activities that reflect the latest evidenced based best practices information so that our nursing program graduates begin work with the current patient care knowledge and foundation.