Six Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159498
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Presentation
Title:
Six Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness
Abstract:
Six Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawareness
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Hernandez, Cheri, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Windsor
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing, Room 1146 CHN, 401 Sunset, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4, Canada
Contact Telephone:519.253.4232
Hypoglycemia unawareness (HU) affects about 50% of those with Type 1 diabetes and 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 well-being, in persons with Type 1 diabetes and HU. This study was done within the Hernandez' theory of integration using a collaborative alliance educational methodology. A total of 25 subjects (12 males, 13 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 with a focus on body cue detection and development of self-awareness strategies. Baseline measures of the study variables were taken pre- intervention and at 6 month post-intervention, and will be repeated at 12 and 18 months. An external consultant completed a learning assessment and program evaluation at the eighth SAI session and the 6 month post-test session. Study results indicated that participants could identify more cues of normal blood glucose, had less blood glucose levels below 3.5 mmol/L and less hypoglycemia-related events, experienced lowered hemoglobin A1c levels, and had less worry about hypoglycemic episodes but reported lower diabetes quality of life. Positive results were found in the learning assessment and program evaluation completed by an external consultant. The SAI represents an innovative theory- based approach for helping clients with Type 1 diabetes and HU to achieve positive health outcomes.
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.titleSix Month Evaluation of a Self-Awareness Intervention for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Unawarenessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159498-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Six 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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hernandez, Cheri, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Windsor</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing, Room 1146 CHN, 401 Sunset, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4, Canada</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">519.253.4232</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">CHERIH@uwindsor.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hypoglycemia unawareness (HU) affects about 50% of those with Type 1 diabetes and 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 well-being, in persons with Type 1 diabetes and HU. This study was done within the Hernandez' theory of integration using a collaborative alliance educational methodology. A total of 25 subjects (12 males, 13 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 with a focus on body cue detection and development of self-awareness strategies. Baseline measures of the study variables were taken pre- intervention and at 6 month post-intervention, and will be repeated at 12 and 18 months. An external consultant completed a learning assessment and program evaluation at the eighth SAI session and the 6 month post-test session. Study results indicated that participants could identify more cues of normal blood glucose, had less blood glucose levels below 3.5 mmol/L and less hypoglycemia-related events, experienced lowered hemoglobin A1c levels, and had less worry about hypoglycemic episodes but reported lower diabetes quality of life. Positive results were found in the learning assessment and program evaluation completed by an external consultant. The SAI represents an innovative theory- based approach for helping clients with Type 1 diabetes and HU to achieve positive health outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:04:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:04:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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