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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162187
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Program of Research Aimed at Improving Diabetes Management within the Home
Author(s):
Hodgins, Marilyn; Logan, Susan
Author Details:
Marilyn Hodgins, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, email: mhodgins@unb.ca; Susan Logan
Abstract:
New Brunswick's Extra Mural Program (EMP) offers a range of home support services as an alternative to hospital admission. Approximately 20% of patients referred to the Region 2 EMP have an underlying diagnosis of diabetes. The impetus for the initiative summarized in this presentation was nurses' concerns that these patients were not meeting the Canadian Diabetes Association's (CDA) recommendations. In our first project, the knowledge and management practices of 249 EMP patients with diabetes were examined. Data were collected during a structured telephone interview and from electronic health records. On average, scores on the Diabetes Knowledge Test were significantly lower than those reported in previous studies. Health record data indicated 16% of participants had not had an A1C done in the past year. Of the 88 cases with two documented A1Cs, 61% had unacceptable values for both (>7). Results of this study informed our current project which aims to improve management practices of patients with diabetes by providing a targeted intervention to EMP staff. The intervention provides EMP staff with key findings from our previous study, information on the CDA's revised practice guidelines, and tools to enhance their ability to assist their patients with diabetes live well.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleProgram of Research Aimed at Improving Diabetes Management within the Homeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHodgins, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsMarilyn Hodgins, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, email: mhodgins@unb.ca; Susan Loganen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162187-
dc.description.abstractNew Brunswick's Extra Mural Program (EMP) offers a range of home support services as an alternative to hospital admission. Approximately 20% of patients referred to the Region 2 EMP have an underlying diagnosis of diabetes. The impetus for the initiative summarized in this presentation was nurses' concerns that these patients were not meeting the Canadian Diabetes Association's (CDA) recommendations. In our first project, the knowledge and management practices of 249 EMP patients with diabetes were examined. Data were collected during a structured telephone interview and from electronic health records. On average, scores on the Diabetes Knowledge Test were significantly lower than those reported in previous studies. Health record data indicated 16% of participants had not had an A1C done in the past year. Of the 88 cases with two documented A1Cs, 61% had unacceptable values for both (>7). Results of this study informed our current project which aims to improve management practices of patients with diabetes by providing a targeted intervention to EMP staff. The intervention provides EMP staff with key findings from our previous study, information on the CDA's revised practice guidelines, and tools to enhance their ability to assist their patients with diabetes live well.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:58:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:58:30Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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