This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate whether culturally competent resources, such as Vietnamese-speaking healthcare providers, one-on-one public health nurse (PHN) education session(s), and free healthcare services would affect the results of the following questions: (a) Will the 114 study subjects achieve HbAIC reduction at 6-month and 12-month periods? (b) Is there a correlation between HbA1C reduction and the number of the provider visits? and (c) Is there a significant HbA1C reduction for the one-on-one PHN education participants compared to the non-participants? The result findings were analyzed using the Chi-Square tests and the two-sample t-tests. On average, the 114 subjects achieved HbA1C reductions of0.57% and 0.63% at 6-month and 12-month periods, respectively. However, there was no direct correlation between the HbA1C reductions and the frequency of provider visits. Furthermore, the PHN education session(s) did not significantly affect the rate of HbA1C reduction for the attendees. In conclusion, future studies on culturally competent interventions should be studied in the Vietnamese patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.
|Commitee:||Kim, Ann, Opgaard, Ole Saetrum|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian Studies, Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Diabetes Mellitus, Healthcare providers, Vietnamese patients|
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