Evaluation of a self-awareness intervention in individuals with type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159618
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a self-awareness intervention in individuals with type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness
Abstract:
Evaluation of a self-awareness intervention in individuals with type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
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 50% of those with type 1 diabetes and has devastating physical, psychosocial and economic ramifications. This pilot study was done within the conceptual framework of the Hernandez' theory of integration and is the first known nurse-facilitated self awareness intervention (SAI) for HU. Twenty-five subjects (12 males, 13 females), aged 24 to 73 years, with diabetes duration of 7 to 45 years, completed the SAI. The SAI consisted of eight biweekly 3-hour sessions using a collaborative alliance methodology. The effectiveness of the SAI is determined by metabolic outcomes (body cues, hemoglobin A1c, glycemia-related events), psychosocial measures (integration, quality of life), and a learning assessment and program evaluation by an external consultant at the last session. Baseline measures of study variables were taken pre-intervention and will be completed at six, 12 and 18 months post-intervention. The focus of this presentation will be on the external consultant's findings: ability of SAI to meet individual learning goals, subjects' perceptions of the ability of this collaborative intervention to improve detection of hypoglycemia, increase identification of body cues, and reduce the number of HU-related events. Preliminary findings from the six month post-intervention session will also be available.
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.titleEvaluation of a self-awareness intervention in individuals with type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawarenessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159618-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of a self-awareness intervention in individuals 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">2001</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 50% of those with type 1 diabetes and has devastating physical, psychosocial and economic ramifications. This pilot study was done within the conceptual framework of the Hernandez' theory of integration and is the first known nurse-facilitated self awareness intervention (SAI) for HU. Twenty-five subjects (12 males, 13 females), aged 24 to 73 years, with diabetes duration of 7 to 45 years, completed the SAI. The SAI consisted of eight biweekly 3-hour sessions using a collaborative alliance methodology. The effectiveness of the SAI is determined by metabolic outcomes (body cues, hemoglobin A1c, glycemia-related events), psychosocial measures (integration, quality of life), and a learning assessment and program evaluation by an external consultant at the last session. Baseline measures of study variables were taken pre-intervention and will be completed at six, 12 and 18 months post-intervention. The focus of this presentation will be on the external consultant's findings: ability of SAI to meet individual learning goals, subjects' perceptions of the ability of this collaborative intervention to improve detection of hypoglycemia, increase identification of body cues, and reduce the number of HU-related events. Preliminary findings from the six month post-intervention session will also be available.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:10:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:10:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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