Assessment of Group-Based Diabetes Education Using the "Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes" Conversation Map® in the Veteran Population
USA • 2015
Prospective study using Map Tools to measure knowledge and attitude outcomes; statistically significant improvement (p<0.05) for most attitude measures; greatest improvement seen in understanding non-drug actions for managing diabetes, understanding the purpose of medications, and believing that changes in daily life would improve overall health; not statistically significant improvement (p=0.13) in participants' understanding of how to take medications regularly; participants answered 6 knowledge questions correctly on the pre-test and 8 on the post-test (out of 10); statistically significant outcomes for individual questions related to A1c goals, blood pressure goal, and understanding which oral medication is most likely to contribute to hypoglycemia (p<0.05); overall improvement regarding lifestyle changes; no significant change in understanding of how to take medications correctly.
Walter, A.N.; Stading, J.A.; Qi, Y. Assessment of Group-Based Diabetes Education Using the “Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes” Conversation Map® in the Veteran Population. Diabetes Spectrum, 2015; 28(2), 127–31.More Case Studies