A Wellness Educational Model for African American Women with Diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147461
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Wellness Educational Model for African American Women with Diabetes
Abstract:
A Wellness Educational Model for African American Women with Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Locke, Destiny
P.I. Institution Name:Maury Regional Hospital
African American women suffer the highest incidence of complications from diabetes in the United States including blindness, end stage renal disease, and amputations. Currently, the focus of educational management of diabetes centers on the physical aspects to control the disease. However, the complications in African American women demonstrate that the current diabetes educational model of dealing with the physical aspects of patients does not result in adequate diabetic control or decrease complications. The purpose of this research was to determine if the Madondo (2000) Wellness Educational Model would impact the wellness beliefs of African American women following an educational session based on the model. Madondo’s model is based on Dunn’s Theory of High-Level Wellness that focuses on maximizing the potential of the patient for wellness by addressing holistically the physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental components. A pre and posttest quasi-experimental design was used on a convenience sample of twenty-five African American women to determine if the educational session impacted the wellness beliefs of the subjects. An increase of 2.32 was found in the scores of the subjects immediately following the educational session. However, a four week posttest showed the subjects maintained only a 1.24 increase in their wellness beliefs. This finding confirms the importance of reinforcing educational with the patient at future clinic visits to maximize the retention of knowledge. Further recommendations include the need to test the educational model in a larger sample in a primary care clinic with regularly scheduled visits to reinforce the diabetes education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Wellness Educational Model for African American Women with Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147461-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Wellness Educational Model for African American Women with Diabetes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Locke, Destiny</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Maury Regional Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jameslocke@charter.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">African American women suffer the highest incidence of complications from diabetes in the United States including blindness, end stage renal disease, and amputations. Currently, the focus of educational management of diabetes centers on the physical aspects to control the disease. However, the complications in African American women demonstrate that the current diabetes educational model of dealing with the physical aspects of patients does not result in adequate diabetic control or decrease complications. The purpose of this research was to determine if the Madondo (2000) Wellness Educational Model would impact the wellness beliefs of African American women following an educational session based on the model. Madondo&rsquo;s model is based on Dunn&rsquo;s Theory of High-Level Wellness that focuses on maximizing the potential of the patient for wellness by addressing holistically the physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental components. A pre and posttest quasi-experimental design was used on a convenience sample of twenty-five African American women to determine if the educational session impacted the wellness beliefs of the subjects. An increase of 2.32 was found in the scores of the subjects immediately following the educational session. However, a four week posttest showed the subjects maintained only a 1.24 increase in their wellness beliefs. This finding confirms the importance of reinforcing educational with the patient at future clinic visits to maximize the retention of knowledge. Further recommendations include the need to test the educational model in a larger sample in a primary care clinic with regularly scheduled visits to reinforce the diabetes education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:39Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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