A Peer-led Diabetes Education Program in a Homeless Community to Improve Diabetes Knowledge and Empowerment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Peer-led diabetes education has been shown to be as effective, or more effective, than traditional education in improving glycemic control and diabetes self-care measures. A 4-week peer-led diabetes education program was conducted in a homeless community in Grand Rapids, Michigan to increase diabetes knowledge and empowerment. Knowledge scores increased significantly during sessions covering signs, symptoms, and complications of diabetes and diabetes medications (ps <.05). Empowerment scores after attending the 4-week program were significantly increased when compared to scores prior to the first session (p = .027). Field notes and postimplementation focus group support increased empowerment and knowledge among participants.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, S; Keep, S; Edie, A; Couzens, S; Pereira, K

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 80

PubMed ID

  • 27074403

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7655

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-0016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07370016.2016.1159435


  • eng