Group Diabetes Self-Management Education in a Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project

Journal Article

This quality improvement project evaluated the effectiveness of a monthly diabetes self-management education intervention on HbA1C and knowledge levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A retrospective analysis evaluating 51 patients found no significant improvement in HbA1C levels; however, there was a significant improvement in knowledge levels. Race was an influential factor on HbA1C levels showing a significant elevation in mean HbA1C in African Americans, while there was a decrease in mean HbA1c in Caucasians over the 6-month evaluation period. © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harris, T; Silva, S; Intini, R; Smith, T; Vorderstrasse, A

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 188 - 193

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182aa08b7