Happy Feet in a Rural Clinic: A Diabetic Foot Education Intervention
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2019-12-09T20:51:14Z
Author(s)Abood, Carmencita S.
Author DetailsDr. Carmencita S. Abood
Lead Author Sigma AffliationChi Alpha
Level of EvidenceQuasi-Experimental Study, Other
Rural Healthy People 2010 report indicated that diabetes was more pervasive in non-metropolitan areas than in central cities and more commonplace in the Southeast and the Southwest regions of the United States due to complex set of factors such as low socioeconomic status among many rural residents, a high proportion of racial or ethnic minorities, and aging populations that were predominant in rural areas. The need for innovative, low literacy education material that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in a rural clinic is imperative. The purpose of the capstone project was to determine the effectiveness of a patient-centered diabetes foot education intervention designed to improve patients’ knowledge, as evidenced by an increase in the Patient Interpretation of Neuropathy (PIN) scores from pre-intervention to post-intervention. A quasi-experimental design was used. This design avoided the additional steps required with random assignment to study arms, as well as the potential ethical concerns involved in substituting a less effective nursing intervention for one group of study participants. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0 was used to analyze the data. The variables of interest included a two-level categorical independent variable, “Education Intervention” (Pre/Post) and a continuous dependent variable “PIN Total Scores”. Findings from this project proved the effectiveness of a patient-centered diabetes foot ulcer prevention education intervention as a pedagogical method of increasing patients’ knowledge of preventing foot ulcer formation.
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Degree GrantorAmerican Sentinel University
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