Twelve and Eighteen Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention For Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159357
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Presentation
Title:
Twelve and Eighteen Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention For Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness
Abstract:
Twelve and Eighteen Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention For Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Hernandez, Cheri
Contact Address:1149 E. Hollyvale St., Apt. 16, Azusa, CA, 91702, USA
Co-Authors:Margaret Hume; N. Wilson Rodger
Hypoglycemia unawareness (HU) affects about 50% of those with Type 1 diabetes and often has devastating physical, psychological, and social ramifications. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-awareness intervention (SAI) in promoting increased awareness of body cues associated with various levels of glycemia and in enhancing physiological and psychosocial well-being, in adults with Type 1 diabetes and HU. The conceptual framework for this study was Hernandez’ theory of integration. Twenty-four subjects (12 males, 12 females) between the ages of 24 and 73 years, and with diabetes duration of 7 to 45 years completed the SAI. The SAI consisted of eight 3-hour sessions held biweekly and conducted using a collaborative alliance educational method. The focus of the SAI was enhancing self-awareness sensitivity, body cue detection, and development of self-awareness strategies. Baseline measures of the study variables were taken pre-intervention and at 6, 12 and 18 month post-intervention. Study results indicated that subjects could identify more cues of normal and low blood glucose, had increased integration, and had better glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c (p < .05). This innovative, theory-based educational intervention does have the potential to improve physiological parameters and psychosocial well-being in adults with Type 1 diabetes and HU. AN: MN030361
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTwelve and Eighteen Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention For Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawarenessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159357-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Twelve and Eighteen Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention For Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Hernandez, Cheri</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1149 E. Hollyvale St., Apt. 16, Azusa, CA, 91702, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret Hume; N. Wilson Rodger</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hypoglycemia unawareness (HU) affects about 50% of those with Type 1 diabetes and often has devastating physical, psychological, and social ramifications. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-awareness intervention (SAI) in promoting increased awareness of body cues associated with various levels of glycemia and in enhancing physiological and psychosocial well-being, in adults with Type 1 diabetes and HU. The conceptual framework for this study was Hernandez&rsquo; theory of integration. Twenty-four subjects (12 males, 12 females) between the ages of 24 and 73 years, and with diabetes duration of 7 to 45 years completed the SAI. The SAI consisted of eight 3-hour sessions held biweekly and conducted using a collaborative alliance educational method. The focus of the SAI was enhancing self-awareness sensitivity, body cue detection, and development of self-awareness strategies. Baseline measures of the study variables were taken pre-intervention and at 6, 12 and 18 month post-intervention. Study results indicated that subjects could identify more cues of normal and low blood glucose, had increased integration, and had better glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c (p &lt; .05). This innovative, theory-based educational intervention does have the potential to improve physiological parameters and psychosocial well-being in adults with Type 1 diabetes and HU. AN: MN030361 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:56:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:56:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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