Development Of A Resilience Based Diabetes Self Management Education

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Steinhardt et al. (2015) conducted an intervention effectiveness quasi-experimental design study to discover the feasibility and outcomes of a resilience-based diabetes self-management education (RB-DSME) program to improve psychological and physiological health in African-American adults with type 2 diabetes. According to Steinhardt et al. (2015) primary outcomes variables were to be measured at the start of the study and 6 months’ post-study start date. Respondents (N=33) were first recruited to a comparison condition receiving basic diabetes self-management education (DSME). At the end of these class sessions respondents (N=32) were recruited to an experimental condition receiving a RB-DSME intervention. A total of 65 African American (47 women,18 men) respondents made of 6 groups consisting of three comparisons and three experimental participated within the study. Each group consist of 10 respondents.
These 65 respondents were recruited through broadcast radio, church announcements, community posters, and fasting glucose finger sticks screenings at two participating local churches. Respondents inclusion to participate in the following study had to: be African American, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, ages of 30-85 years old, and not be involved in any other diabetes self-management programs. Respondents were excluded if they were: pregnant, or suffered from any preexisting medical conditions for which changes in diet and physical activity would be contraindicated.…

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