Evaluation of the Diabetes Conversation Map Tool® in Adult Self-Management Education

Long, Theresa Ann Genetelli, School of Nursing, University of Virginia
Utz, Sharon W., School of Nursing, University of Virginia
Kirchgessner, John, School of Nursing, University of Virginia
Renauld, Michelle, University of Virginia

Persons with diabetes who receive self-management training have improved glycemic control and fewer long-term complications. According to the research, adults with type 2 diabetes attending facilitated group education had better clinical and behavioral outcomes than patients who attended individual sessions but there is little research using a standardized group diabetes education curriculum. The purpose of this project was to determine if the Diabetes Conversation Map® Tool is effective for use in diabetes self management education (DSME) as measured by improved glucose control and increased self-monitoring of blood glucose among adults with Type 2 diabetes. Fifteen adults agreed to participate in a month-long series of facilitated group diabetes education sessions held at the local hospital-based diabetes center. Outcomes measured included glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C), reported frequency of self-monitoring of blood sugar, and satisfaction with DSME. Results indicated there was an average decrease of 1.59 0n glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) over 3 months, an increase in frequency of self-monitoring of blood sugar, and a 100 satisfactory response in participants receiving diabetes self-management education using the Diabetes Conversation Map® Tool. The Diabetes Conversation Map® Tool was shown to be an effective method of diabetes self management training to improve clinical and behavioral outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Group Proceses, Patient Education as Topic, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Teaching, Self Care

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Thesis originally deposited on 2016-04-29 in version 1.28 of Libra. This thesis was migrated to Libra2 on 2017-03-23 16:36:57.

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