Doctor of Nursing Practice
Date of Defense
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.
Garner, Debra, "Increasing Patients’ Knowledge in Transmission of Bacterial Vaginosis and its Treatment Regimens" (2014). Dissertations. 221.