Event Title

A COMMUNITY-BASED, INTER-PROFESSIONAL DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROJECT

Location

Morris Auditorium

Start Date

12-2-2016 12:00 AM

Description

Objective. The is to implement a 5-week, 15-hour, community-based, inter-professional diabetes self-management education program directed towards adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes to determine if engagement with the program was an effective intervention to improve (1) attitude toward diabetes, (2) perception of social motivation to self- manage diabetes, (3) empowerment toward diabetes self-management and (4) actual glycemic control. Background. The effects of diabetes are costly to the individual, family and society as a whole. The negative effects of diabetes may be largely reduced by diligent control of blood glucose but this requires that the individual with diabetes consistently practice self-management of diet, exercise and medication. Too many individuals with diabetes do not engage in self- management, continue to have elevated blood glucose and suffer from the consequent negative health outcomes which severely affect their quality-of-life. Methods. This is a descriptive study of the effectiveness of an intervention among 50 eligible individuals. Variables of the theory or planned behavior are measured and the theoretical model will be tested. Results. Pending Conclusion. Pending Grants. NSU Quality of Life grant.

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A COMMUNITY-BASED, INTER-PROFESSIONAL DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROJECT

Morris Auditorium

Objective. The is to implement a 5-week, 15-hour, community-based, inter-professional diabetes self-management education program directed towards adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes to determine if engagement with the program was an effective intervention to improve (1) attitude toward diabetes, (2) perception of social motivation to self- manage diabetes, (3) empowerment toward diabetes self-management and (4) actual glycemic control. Background. The effects of diabetes are costly to the individual, family and society as a whole. The negative effects of diabetes may be largely reduced by diligent control of blood glucose but this requires that the individual with diabetes consistently practice self-management of diet, exercise and medication. Too many individuals with diabetes do not engage in self- management, continue to have elevated blood glucose and suffer from the consequent negative health outcomes which severely affect their quality-of-life. Methods. This is a descriptive study of the effectiveness of an intervention among 50 eligible individuals. Variables of the theory or planned behavior are measured and the theoretical model will be tested. Results. Pending Conclusion. Pending Grants. NSU Quality of Life grant.