In today’s healthcare, managing chronic disease education has presented challenges for healthcare providers. Current research has indicated that the use of evidence-based practice educational tools used in conjunction with technology resources may improve patient outcomes. However the site did not have this in practice. Therefore, the purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental quality improvement project was to determine if the implementation of the American Association of Diabetes Educators 7 (AADE), Selfcare Behaviors Curriculum utilizing short message service (SMS) technology would impact HbA1c values for type 2 patients. The project was conducted in a primary care clinic over six weeks in southern California. The theroretical underpinnings of the project employed Rosenstock’s health belief model and Orem’s self-care deficit theory. Data on the HbA1c values were measured with the A1cNow free test in a total sample size of 11, type 2 diabetic patients 18 years and older. HbA1c were compared at baseline and six weeks post-implementation. A paired t-test showed a statistical and clinically significant improvement in patients’ HbA1c values (M= 175; SD=54.72; p=0.04). Based on the results, the implementation of the AADE 7, Self-care Behaviors Curriculum utilizing SMS technology may reduce HgA1c values in type 2 diabetic patients. Recommendations include sustainment of the new process of education and dissemination of result findings to other primary care areas. It is further recommended research continues to find best practices in delivering educational offereing to patients with chronic diseases.
|School:||Grand Canyon University|
|Department:||College of Nursing and Health Care Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health education, Public health, Pathology, Information Technology, Public administration, Endocrinology, Health care management|
|Keywords:||American Association of Diabetic Educator's 7, Diabetes self-management education, Orem's self-care deficit, Rosenstock's health belief model, SMS technology, Type 2 diabetes, Short message technology, Chronic disease management|
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