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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155877
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effectiveness of Diabetic Education on Compliance as Measured by HbA1c
Abstract:
The Effectiveness of Diabetic Education on Compliance as Measured by HbA1c
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Sylvest, Betty, DNS, RN, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:Delta State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Brandy Smith, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Amanda Wilbourn, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Diabetes is a rapidly growing disease process that affects almost 15 million people in the United States of America. It has been noted that up to 80% of the diabetic population lack sufficient  knowledge and skills to effectively manage this chronic condition (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), 2005). The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the effectiveness of diabetic education as evidenced by lowering hemoglobin A1C levels (HbA1c). A convenience sample was chosen to complete one-on-one and group diabetic education classes over a three-month period. Hemoglobin A1C levels were obtained upon selection of the client for participation. During the three-month research period, two additional HbA1c levels were obtained. Diabetic knowledge base was assessed upon initial data collection and upon completion of the diabetic education sessions. Both initial HbA1c levels and completion HbA1c levels were compared and presented in the findings. Findings were conclusive that providing diabetic education altered compliance by improving knowledge of diabetes and lowering HbA1c levels. Mean scores improved from pre-test and  post-test. Mean HbA1c levels decreased from initiation of the education and at completion of the project. As a result of the diabetic process, many Americans experience complications that alter quality of life; therefore, it is necessary to provide diabetic education to the affected population, in hopes of preventing many of these complications. Reference: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC). (2005). National Diabetes Statistics. Retrieved from:  http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics.
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.titleThe Effectiveness of Diabetic Education on Compliance as Measured by HbA1cen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155877-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effectiveness of Diabetic Education on Compliance as Measured by HbA1c</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sylvest, Betty, DNS, RN, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Delta State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bsylvest@deltastate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Brandy Smith, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Amanda Wilbourn, MSN, RN, FNP-BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Diabetes is a rapidly growing disease process that affects almost 15 million people in the United States of America. It has been noted that up to 80% of the diabetic population lack&nbsp;sufficient &nbsp;knowledge and skills to effectively manage this chronic condition (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), 2005). The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the effectiveness of&nbsp;diabetic education as evidenced by lowering hemoglobin A1C levels (HbA1c). A convenience sample was chosen to complete one-on-one and group diabetic education classes over a three-month period. Hemoglobin A1C levels were obtained&nbsp;upon selection of the client for participation. During the three-month research period, two additional HbA1c levels were obtained.&nbsp;Diabetic knowledge base was assessed&nbsp;upon initial data collection and upon completion of the diabetic education sessions. Both initial HbA1c levels and completion HbA1c levels were compared and presented in the findings.&nbsp;Findings were conclusive that providing diabetic education altered compliance by improving knowledge of diabetes and lowering HbA1c levels. Mean scores improved from pre-test and&nbsp; post-test.&nbsp;Mean HbA1c levels decreased from initiation of the education and&nbsp;at completion of the project. As a result of the diabetic process, many Americans experience complications that alter quality of life; therefore, it is necessary to provide diabetic education to the affected population, in hopes of preventing many of these complications. Reference: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC). (2005). National Diabetes Statistics. Retrieved from:&nbsp; http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/statistics.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:14:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:14:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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