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 = 8.0) to M = 53.4 (SD = 6.0 4). 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.

Publication Date


Presented At:

11th Annual BHSF Research Conference

Content Type

Podium Presentation

Baptist Health South Florida Affiliations:

Melissa Marballie DNP, MSN, ARNP-BC, WCC

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