Conference Year

2016

Hospital/Entity

Doctors Hospital

Category of Abstract

Research

Presentation Title

NURSE PRACTITIONER GROUP VISIT MODEL: IMPROVING DIABETIC OUTCOMES FOR AFRO-CARRIBBEAN AMERICANS

Presenter Information

Melissa MarballieFollow

Abstract

Background: Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher among minority populations and are three times as much common among people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. Afro-Caribbean people have higher incidence of type 2 DM; they have higher risk for poor glycemic control and diabetes-related complications

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to examine the effectiveness of a nurse practitioner (NP) group visit model for Afro-Caribbean patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.

Theoretical Framework. The stages of change theory was implemented in this study.

Methods. A one-group pre/post interventional quasi-experimental design was implemented. Ten participants were given a pretest called the Stages of Change questionnaire and Diabetic Knowledge questionnaire at the first and last group session.

Results. Scores from the Diabetic Knowledge questionnaire improved significantly from M = 40.3 (SD = 4.6) to M = 53.4 (SD = 2.60). From the pre- to posttest period, t = 13.035, df = 9, p < 0.001.

Conclusions: The results demonstrated how nurse practitioners improved the healthcare outcomes of Afro-Caribbean with elevated HbAIc using culturally tailored diabetic education in a group visit model in the primary care setting.

Objective of Presentation

  1. Identify barriers faced by diabetic African Caribbean Americans in managing diabetes.

2. Evaluate participants’ pre- and post diabetes self-care management skills.

Summary of Presentation

The project proved that nurse practitioners play a significant role in delivering care in the form of group visits. Patients with type 2 diabetes are one of the foremost target populations requiring Nurse Practitioner care.

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NURSE PRACTITIONER GROUP VISIT MODEL: IMPROVING DIABETIC OUTCOMES FOR AFRO-CARRIBBEAN AMERICANS

Background: Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher among minority populations and are three times as much common among people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. Afro-Caribbean people have higher incidence of type 2 DM; they have higher risk for poor glycemic control and diabetes-related complications

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to examine the effectiveness of a nurse practitioner (NP) group visit model for Afro-Caribbean patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.

Theoretical Framework. The stages of change theory was implemented in this study.

Methods. A one-group pre/post interventional quasi-experimental design was implemented. Ten participants were given a pretest called the Stages of Change questionnaire and Diabetic Knowledge questionnaire at the first and last group session.

Results. Scores from the Diabetic Knowledge questionnaire improved significantly from M = 40.3 (SD = 4.6) to M = 53.4 (SD = 2.60). From the pre- to posttest period, t = 13.035, df = 9, p < 0.001.

Conclusions: The results demonstrated how nurse practitioners improved the healthcare outcomes of Afro-Caribbean with elevated HbAIc using culturally tailored diabetic education in a group visit model in the primary care setting.