Group Diabetes Self-Management Education in a Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project

Tara Harris, Susan Silva, Ronald Intini, Tommy Smith, Allison Vorderstrasse

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Abstract

This quality improvement project evaluated the effectiveness of a monthly diabetes self-management education intervention on HbA1C and knowledge levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A retrospective analysis evaluating 51 patients found no significant improvement in HbA1C levels; however, there was a significant improvement in knowledge levels. Race was an influential factor on HbA1C levels showing a significant elevation in mean HbA1C in African Americans, while there was a decrease in mean HbA1c in Caucasians over the 6-month evaluation period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Diabetes self-management education
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin
  • Patient education
  • Quality improvement
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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