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Evaluation of the Diabetes Conversation Map Tool® in Adult Self-Management Education

Long, Theresa Ann Genetelli
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Long, Theresa Ann Genetelli
Kirchgessner, John
Renauld, Michelle
Utz, Sharon W
Persons with diabetes who receive self-management training have improved glycemic control and fewer long-term complications. According to the research, adults with type 2 diabetes attending facilitated group education had better clinical and behavioral outcomes than patients who attended individual sessions but there is little research using a standardized group diabetes education curriculum. The purpose of this project was to determine if the Diabetes Conversation Map® Tool is effective for use in diabetes self management education (DSME) as measured by improved glucose control and increased self-monitoring of blood glucose among adults with Type 2 diabetes. Fifteen adults agreed to participate in a month-long series of facilitated group diabetes education sessions held at the local hospital-based diabetes center. Outcomes measured included glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C), reported frequency of self-monitoring of blood sugar, and satisfaction with DSME. Results indicated there was an average decrease of 1.59 0n glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) over 3 months, an increase in frequency of self-monitoring of blood sugar, and a 100 satisfactory response in participants receiving diabetes self-management education using the Diabetes Conversation Map® Tool. The Diabetes Conversation Map® Tool was shown to be an effective method of diabetes self management training to improve clinical and behavioral outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF file via OCR.
University of Virginia, School of Nursing, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2010
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PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015. Thesis originally deposited on 2016-04-29 in version 1.28 of Libra. This thesis was migrated to Libra2 on 2017-03-23 16:36:57.
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