The influence of participants’ self-perceived role on metabolic outcomes in a diabetes group education program
2005 (English)In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 58, no 2, 137-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigated the demographic, biomedical, and perceptional factors influencing HbA1c 2 years after baseline in an educational program for persons with type 2 diabetes. Patients (N = 259) participated in a year-long group educational program led by specially trained pharmacists. There was a significant reduction of HbA1c (−0.15% unit; p < 0.05) on the group level after 24 months. Answers to open-ended questions on self-perceived role in diabetes management and occasions for testing blood glucose were analyzed qualitatively and used in a regression equation. Belonging to the “active” category of self-perceived role in diabetes management was associated with better outcomes compared to having a “passive” role. In addition, testing blood glucose levels for different purposes identified by the respondents was better than not to test blood glucose levels at all. The influence of these variables was striking; of the range of demographic and biomedical factors tested, only initial HbA1c and treatment entered the model.
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2005. Vol. 58, no 2, 137-45 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94813DOI: doi:10.1016/j.pec.2004.08.002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94813DiVA: diva2:168802