Document Type

Dissertation

Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Major

Nursing

Date of Defense

8-8-2014

Graduate Advisor

Susann Farberman,DNP

Committee

Dr. Susann Farberman

Claudia Valentine

Susan Kendig

Abstract

Research has shown bacterial vaginosis to be one of the most common vaginal disorders in women of child bearing age (Chen, Tian, & Beigi, 2009; Centers for Disease Control, 2012; Menard, 2011). Each year many women are seen by their gynecologist, sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics, and emergency rooms (ER) for complaints of having malodorous discharge (Bradshaw, et al., 2005). Several STI’s and adverse pregnancy outcomes have been attributed to women having bacterial vaginosis (Bradshaw, et al, 2005; Chen, et al.2009; Elkins, & Mayeaux, 2010). Women are predisposed to bacterial vaginosis by the use of wearing non cotton underwear, douching, having multiple sex partners, not using condoms, or not adhering to or complying with the recommended treatment regimens. Each year non- adherence to medications cost the US billions of dollars.

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Nursing Commons

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