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DNP Project


Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or stress cardiomyopathy, has been known since the early 1990s, first diagnosed in Japan; however, less awareness and no disease prevention measures have been in effect. It has been well known in the literature review, findings identifying postmenopausal women as at higher risk for stress cardiomyopathy. However, this information is still to be better understood by many primary care providers, as they play a pivotal role in decreasing mental or physical stress for a patient in this quality improvement project. The primary goal of the investigator is to analyze the effectiveness of increasing awareness of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and its higher incidence seen in Menopausal women to Primary care providers. The site used for conducting the study is the Florida Nurse Practitioner Association platform to its members as the role of Nurse Practitioners in health care delivery is increasing and helping bridge the gap of need for primary care providers.

The method of conducting this quality improvement project involved providing a PowerPoint voiceover presentation on Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and its higher incidence in menopausal women by voluntary participation in a pretest and posttest Likert questionnaire survey on Qualtrics. No direct person contact was involved in conducting and analyzing the resulting findings in this quality improvement project. The results analyzed electronically on Qualtrics, which involved a total of 20 pretest and 20 posttest survey responses, showing an increase in understanding of the topic. The two tailed paired t test result confirms statistically significant difference in the pretest and posttest, with P value less than 0.0001 based on N (10), T value equal to 6.89.

We can conclude that using PowerPoint voiceover presentation to providers in the Florida Nurse Practitioner association increased the awareness of Takotsubo-cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy. This is also a cost-effective, convenient, self-paced method of education that helped raise awareness on the topic to help providers feel comfortable managing, preventing incidence in high-risk groups, and in general, educating their patients on the subject.