Diabetes education through adult learning: Basic Education for Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus study

Sarah O'Brien, Jan Cardwell, Sunil Nair, KEVIN HARDY

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Abstract

Patient education is acknowledged to be the cornerstone of effective self-management in people with chronic conditions such as diabetes. While the effects of patient education in terms of biophysical endpoints such as HbA 1c are well studied, its effects on quality of life (QOL) and other non-biophysical outcomes are less certain. In the BEND2 (Basic Education for Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) study, the effects of a structured patient education programme on QOL and diabetes self-management were evaluated using a number of validated questionnaires. Semi-structured interviews were also employed to provide qualitative data to add depth to the quantitative results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Patient education
  • Quality of life
  • Type 2 Diabetes

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