Using Participatory Action Research to Make Diabetes Education Accessible for People with Visual Impairment
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Repository Posting Date2018-11-28T20:14:05Z
Author DetailsAnn Williams, PhD, RN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Level of EvidenceEthnography
Research ApproachQualitative Research
The three million people who have both visual impairment and diabetes (PVID) represent a large underserved population in the United States. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is essential for effective management of diabetes. Numerous guidelines exist for making DSME fully accessible to PVID. No national diabetes organization produces basic DSME materials in accessible format, and few DSME programs are fully accessible to PVID. This dissertation used a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach to discover ways to increase the accessibility of the DSME materials and programs of the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland (DAGC) for PVID, adding access for PVID to an existing DSME program.
DescriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 3174539; ProQuest document ID: 305371973. The author retains copyright.
Degree GrantorSaybrook University
NotesThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
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