This study examined the effects of care coordination on diabetes management processes and outcomes. The study predicted care coordination increases the likelihood of daily blood glucose monitoring, hemoglobin A1C checks at least twice a year, annual foot exams, annual eye exams, diabetes care plan being developed and a written copy provided to the patient, and self-confidence in ability to control and manage diabetes. The study also predicted a correlation between lack of care coordination and diabetics' non-adherence to diabetes medications, as well as a correlation between lack of care coordination and greater number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations among diabetics for diabetes-related issues.
Data obtained from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was analyzed using t-test and Chi-square. Though not all hypotheses were supported, the results of the study showed a significant relationship between care coordination and increased likelihood of hemoglobin A1C checks at least twice a year, annual foot exams, and diabetes care plans being developed and written copy provided to the patient. The study findings warrant further research on the effects of care coordination on diabetes management processes. Additional research on the effects of diabetes management processes on diabetes outcomes is recommended.
|Commitee:||Sinay, Tony, Singh-Carlson, Savitri|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Nursing, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health care management|
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