Impact of a recognized diabetes education program with telephonic and letter follow-up on the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and quality of life of patients with type II diabetes

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dc.contributor.advisor McKenzie, James F., 1948- en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilcox, Carrie E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:10Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2006 .W55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188205
dc.description.abstract This study was concerned with the impact of telephone and letter follow-up on the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc) levels and quality of life of adult patients who completed the recognized diabetes education program at Ball Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Care Center between March 2002 and October 2002. The study was a quasi-experimental design, randomly assigning subjects by clusters to one of three treatment groups: telephone follow-up only, letter follow-up only, or telephone and letter follow-up. All follow-up attempts were made by certified diabetes educators employed by Ball Memorial Hospital for twelve weeks following the completion of the program. Reviewing patient records prior to and twelve weeks following the completion of the recognized diabetes education program determined HbAlc levels. Quality of life was measured, using a pre-existing instrument, prior to and twelve weeks after the completion of the program. A two-way design analysis of variance for repeated measures was used to determine if pretest/posttest differences in HbA 1 c and quality of life were different among treatment groups. There was a lack of statistical significance in mean HbAlc levels and quality of life values from pretest to posttest among subjects of the three treatment groups. However, a test of within-groups effects showed a statistically significant difference in the pretest and posttest quality of life values and HbAlc levels for all subjects included in the study.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent 74 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetics -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.title Impact of a recognized diabetes education program with telephonic and letter follow-up on the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and quality of life of patients with type II diabetes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1339599 en_US


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