Title

Literacy-appropriate educational materials and brief counseling improve diabetes self-management

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1-2009

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Patient Education & Counseling

NLM Title Abbreviation

Patient Educ Couns

DOI

10.1016/j.pec.2008.12.017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we evaluated the impact of providing patients with a literacy-appropriate diabetes education guide accompanied by brief counseling designed for use in primary care. METHODS: We provided the Living with Diabetes guide and brief behavior change counseling to 250 English and Spanish speaking patients with type 2 diabetes. Counseling sessions using collaborative goal setting occurred at baseline and by telephone at 2 and 4 weeks. We measured patients' activation, self-efficacy, diabetes distress, knowledge, and self-care at baseline and 3-month follow-up. RESULTS: Statistically significant (p

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Counseling, Attitude to Health, Patient Education -- Methods, Self Care, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Educational Measurement, Educational Status, Female, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Human, Male, Middle Age, Models, Educational

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Patient Education & Counseling, 75:3 (2009) pp.328-333. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2008.12.017.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1838