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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149960
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Diabetic Education - What a Difference It Makes!
Abstract:
Diabetic Education - What a Difference It Makes!
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Zuraikat, Nashat, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Title:Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Objective - Diabetes Mellitus is a major health problem facing healthcare providers worldwide. According to world healthcare organizations, approximately 143 million individuals worldwide are affected by diabetes. Furthermore, diabetes is the third leading cause of death in Jordan with approximately 40% of the population over 50 being affected by diabetes. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and quality of patients’ life before and after attending inpatient educational programs. Design and Sample - In a quasi experimental design a convenience sample of 65 inpatients in a large medical facility in Jordan, participated in the study. Participants were divided into experimental and control groups. Methods - Data were collected before and after six months of attending the diabetic educational program, utilizing the Diabetic Educational Knowledge Scale, Quality of life Questionnaire and Duke Scale for General Health. Findings - The results showed a significant change in the experimental groups level of knowledge, glycemic control (HgbA1c), level of stress and qualify of life among the group of patients who participated in the study in comparison to the control group. However, data revealed no significant difference in patients weight and blood pressure between the experimental and control group. Findings of this study indicated that diabetic education plays a major role in enhancing patient knowledge, improving quality of life and reducing glycemic control. Conclusion - Based on the findings of this study it was recommended that Jordanian nurses and healthcare professionals integrate diabetic education, patient intervention strategies, since no formal educational intervention exists in the Jordanian healthcare institution. Implications - Community clinical nurse specialists, nursing practitioners, diabetic nurses, nurse educators and staff nurses all benefited from the findings of this study which supported previous research findings in that diabetic educational intervention indeed has a positive impact on patients’ outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDiabetic Education - What a Difference It Makes!en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149960-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Diabetic Education - What a Difference It Makes!</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zuraikat, Nashat, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">zuraikat@iup.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective - Diabetes Mellitus is a major health problem facing healthcare providers worldwide. According to world healthcare organizations, approximately 143 million individuals worldwide are affected by diabetes. Furthermore, diabetes is the third leading cause of death in Jordan with approximately 40% of the population over 50 being affected by diabetes. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and quality of patients&rsquo; life before and after attending inpatient educational programs. Design and Sample - In a quasi experimental design a convenience sample of 65 inpatients in a large medical facility in Jordan, participated in the study. Participants were divided into experimental and control groups. Methods - Data were collected before and after six months of attending the diabetic educational program, utilizing the Diabetic Educational Knowledge Scale, Quality of life Questionnaire and Duke Scale for General Health. Findings - The results showed a significant change in the experimental groups level of knowledge, glycemic control (HgbA1c), level of stress and qualify of life among the group of patients who participated in the study in comparison to the control group. However, data revealed no significant difference in patients weight and blood pressure between the experimental and control group. Findings of this study indicated that diabetic education plays a major role in enhancing patient knowledge, improving quality of life and reducing glycemic control. Conclusion - Based on the findings of this study it was recommended that Jordanian nurses and healthcare professionals integrate diabetic education, patient intervention strategies, since no formal educational intervention exists in the Jordanian healthcare institution. Implications - Community clinical nurse specialists, nursing practitioners, diabetic nurses, nurse educators and staff nurses all benefited from the findings of this study which supported previous research findings in that diabetic educational intervention indeed has a positive impact on patients&rsquo; outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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