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A CULTURALLY-SENSITIVE NURSE-LED STRUCTURED EDUCATION PROGRAM IN PERSONS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES: A MIXED PILOT STUDY

Joint Event on World Congress on DIABETES, ENDOCRINOLOGY & NURSING MANAGEMENT & International Conference on NUTRITION, FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & 3rd Global Congress on VACCINES & VACCINATION
November 14-15 , 2018 | Rome , Italy

Mingzi Li

Peking University, China

Keynote : Arch Gen Intern Med

DOI: 10.4066/2591-7951-C6-016

Abstract:

Aim: To assess the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally sensitive nurseled structured education program for persons with type 2 diabetes without insulin therapy, and the preliminary outcomes of the program. Methods: A mixed-method study with a real-world quasi- experimental design and a quality study were employed. Forty-four participants with type 2 diabetes received a tailored 4-module structured education program. Quantitative data were collected at pre-intervention and at the end of a 3-month follow up. Qualitative data were collected post-intervention. Descriptive analysis, two-tailed Student’s t tests and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test were used to analyses the quantitative data. Thematic content analysis was used to analyses the qualitative data. Results: Forty-four participants completed the program and the attrition rate was 20%. Three basic themes were generated: The program contributed to positive changes for participants; they enjoyed and accepted the program; and they needed ongoing support. Significant improvements in A1C, fasting blood glucose, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, body weight, waist circumstance, body mass index, diabetes related knowledge, self- efficacy and self-management behavior were reported three months after intervention. Conclusion: Study finding demonstrated that culturally- sensitive nurse-led structured education program tailored for persons with type 2 diabetes without insulin therapy in China is feasible, acceptable, and its preliminary outcomes may be effective. Ongoing support, a control group, and long-term follow up should be included in the future study.

Biography:

Mingzi Li is a professor of nursing school, and also department head of medical and surgical nursing, Peking University. Her research area is about the chronic disease management.

E-mail: [email protected]

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