'The Poop it Kit'; addressing a real world problem through research and innovation

Reid-Searl, Kerry and Crowley, Kate and Blunt, Nicole and Banard, Carmen and Cole, Rachelle and Anderson, Carina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7805-6205 (2020) 'The Poop it Kit'; addressing a real world problem through research and innovation. In: 2020 Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE 2020) - 2020 Vision for Learning Cultures, 12 July - 15 July 2020, Melbourne, Australia.


Constipation affects up to 30% of children in Australia and the western world. Children need an understanding of healthy bowel functioning. Nurses play an important role in the delivery of health education and to address a target audience of children means being innovative. ‘The Poop it Kit’ is one such strategy.
This study aimed to create, implement and evaluate an innovative educational tool kit for children relating to healthy bowel functioning.
Undergraduate nursing students and parents/ caregivers were recruited to provide feedback about their experience with ‘The Poop it Kit’. This qualitative data would then be analysed using a thematic analysis approach.
Key themes surrounding the design, innovation and end user response would serve as valuable findings necessary for the enhancement and wider dissemination of the ‘Poop it Kit’.
In 2019 a team of nursing academics together with undergraduate nursing students designed and implemented ‘The Poop it Kit’. This resource, aimed at children from 4- 8 years of age, would include fun and innovative activities that would allow children to become interested in their own healthy bowel functioning. In the process, undergraduate nursing students would learn about health promotion and gain an understanding of ways to address and engage children.
Academics and nursing students came together with a research project that would encompass innovation, creativity and collaboration. The ‘Poop it Kit’ would result in a deliverable product that upon dissemination would prove to have real impact.

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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 01:32
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Uncontrolled Keywords: healthy bowel functioning; education; children; health promotion
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45717

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