Dialing Down Diabetes: A pilot study of a BSN- NP collaboration to improve chronic disease outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308543
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dialing Down Diabetes: A pilot study of a BSN- NP collaboration to improve chronic disease outcomes
Author(s):
Hobbs, Wendy R.; French, Kempa (Kim)
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Phi
Author Details:
Wendy R. Hobbs, BSN, RN, whobbs2@my.apsu.edu; Kempa (Kim) French, MSN, FNP-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Background: Chronic illnesses, including diabetes and hypertension, continue to be a significant health problem in the U.S. The prevalence of diabetes in the American adult population is 8.3% (25.8 million) with 67% of those also affected by hypertension. Current literature supports preventing or delaying complications from diabetes and hypertension by sustained lifestyle changes in healthy diet choices and low impact exercise.  Do clients with diabetes and hypertension experience better control of their health conditions after receiving intensive health promotion interventions and follow-up from BSN nursing students?

Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to determine if participants who were included as part of the “Dial Down Diabetes” project interventions had better control of their chronic illness than those who receive standard care.

Method:  The research was conducted using a quasi-experimental pre and post-intervention design. The convenience sample involved 10 participants referred by APSU nurse practitioners for student nurse follow-up and who attended the “Dial Down Diabetes” educational session.  The educational interventions included motivational health counseling through student phone calls, reinforcing healthier diet and exercise choices at a local grocery store, teaching pedometer use at the clinic and follow-up with written care goal reminders.  The goals were to increase client activity levels and change unhealthy dietary choices.

Results: Results suggested that clients who participated in the pilot study expressed positive perceptions of the student-led interventions to their providers, and trended towards better control of their hypertension and diabetes.  Blood pressure and HgA1c levels continue to be monitored by the nurse practitioners. 

Discussion: Based on the findings of this study, it seems logical for nursing students to partner in health care teams when implementing similar interventions to clients with diabetes and hypertension.  These collaborations should result in positive lifestyle changes which could potentially reduce complications and costs of chronic diseases.

Keywords:
Chronic disease management; BSN students; Health counseling
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDialing Down Diabetes: A pilot study of a BSN- NP collaboration to improve chronic disease outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, Wendy R.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrench, Kempa (Kim)en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNu Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsWendy R. Hobbs, BSN, RN, whobbs2@my.apsu.edu; Kempa (Kim) French, MSN, FNP-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308543-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Background: Chronic illnesses, including diabetes and hypertension, continue to be a significant health problem in the U.S. The prevalence of diabetes in the American adult population is 8.3% (25.8 million) with 67% of those also affected by hypertension. Current literature supports preventing or delaying complications from diabetes and hypertension by sustained lifestyle changes in healthy diet choices and low impact exercise.  Do clients with diabetes and hypertension experience better control of their health conditions after receiving intensive health promotion interventions and follow-up from BSN nursing students? <p>Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to determine if participants who were included as part of the “Dial Down Diabetes” project interventions had better control of their chronic illness than those who receive standard care. <p>Method:  The research was conducted using a quasi-experimental pre and post-intervention design. The convenience sample involved 10 participants referred by APSU nurse practitioners for student nurse follow-up and who attended the “Dial Down Diabetes” educational session.  The educational interventions included motivational health counseling through student phone calls, reinforcing healthier diet and exercise choices at a local grocery store, teaching pedometer use at the clinic and follow-up with written care goal reminders.  The goals were to increase client activity levels and change unhealthy dietary choices. <p>Results: Results suggested that clients who participated in the pilot study expressed positive perceptions of the student-led interventions to their providers, and trended towards better control of their hypertension and diabetes.  Blood pressure and HgA1c levels continue to be monitored by the nurse practitioners.  <p>Discussion: Based on the findings of this study, it seems logical for nursing students to partner in health care teams when implementing similar interventions to clients with diabetes and hypertension.  These collaborations should result in positive lifestyle changes which could potentially reduce complications and costs of chronic diseases.en_GB
dc.subjectChronic disease managementen_GB
dc.subjectBSN studentsen_GB
dc.subjectHealth counselingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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