Type 2 diabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease affecting millions of Americans. Though preventable, it is the most common form of diabetes in the United States, costing the U.S. health care system billions of dollars annually. Lifestyle modifications taught, encouraged, and supported in established, evidence-based diabetes prevention programs (DPP) are proven to be more effective than medications alone in preventing Type 2 diabetes. While DPPs are cost-effective and can reduce or delay the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, they are greatly underutilized due to primary care providers’lack of knowledge about the benefits and availability of these programs and also due to their attitudes and opinions towards DPPs . Without intervention, the incidence of Type 2 diabetes is expected to more than double in the U.S. DPPs improve quality of life, save millions of lives annually, and decrease health care spending significantly. This study is designed to increase knowledge and awareness of primary care clinicians related to the use of DPPs to manage prediabetes. Goals of the study are to decrease the incidence of Type 2 diabetes and improve patient outcomes through increasing referrals to DPPs or to encourage the development of more DPPs. A staff educational model will be utilized to educate primary care providers on the benefits of DPPs, followed by a post questionnaire to assess knowledge and attitudes as it relates to DPPs. The Diffusion of Innovation Theory is the theoretical framework used to guide this study
|Advisor:||Leach, Dana, Terry, Allison|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health education, Health care management, Nutrition|
|Keywords:||Diabetes, Diabetes prevention, Diabetes prevention programs, DPP programs, Prevent type 2 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes|
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