Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Ashleigh A. Heter, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, School of Nursing
Dr. Amy L. Hite, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, School of Nursing
Dr. Greg Belcher, KCCTE & Professor
Dr. Amanda Alonzo, Ph.D., MSN, CNE, School of Nursing
Diabetes is a significant clinical issue in the primary care setting. Providers struggle to overcome barriers to facilitate therapeutic interventions for populations served. The specific aim of this study was to assess group diabetes self-management education from a patient perspective. Evaluation of diabetes knowledge and confidence of diabetes management was conducted in rural primary care clinics. This study utilized a one-group pretest-posttest design to patients receiving group diabetes self-management education in Southeast Kansas rural primary care clinics by a certified diabetes educator. The surveyed population included individual’s ages 18-65 with prediabetes, type 1, or type 2 diabetes who received DSME education between December 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019, at five rural primary care clinics in Southeast Kansas. A paired t-test was run on a sample of 31 DSME participants to determine whether there was a statistically significant mean difference between pretest and posttest scores of diabetes knowledge and confidence before and after DSME. The project results showed an increase between pre and post diabetes knowledge of 1.2 points and an increase in self-management confidence of 1.3 points. These findings determine that DSME can be beneficial for increasing diabetes knowledge and confidence in diabetes management.
Carter, Stormy, "A PRE AND POST SURVEY TO EVALUATE PATIENT PERCEPTION OF GROUP DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION IN RURAL HEALTH CLINICS" (2019). Doctor of Nursing Practice. 20.