Research Mentor(s)

Noguchi, Kimihiro; Lonneman, Bill

Description

A Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program offered in an inner-city health center run by the Cincinnati Health Department, which started in 2014, was created to help those in an underserved population learn how to manage their diabetes. Two key measurements, A1C (glycated hemoglobin) and BMI (body mass index), were taken over time to monitor their progress. In this study, we analyzed quantitatively whether or not there was a significant improvement in their BMI and A1C values over the course of two years since they joined DSME program as any improvement would imply a potentially healthier lifestyle in regards to their diabetes. The analysis was conducted in a number of ways, including (1) comparison of the patients in the DSME program before 2016 versus and those after 2016, and (2) comparisons of the patients who participated in the DSME program at some point during 2014-2018 versus the general population of diabetes patients in same time period. Our analysis suggests that the DSME program may help diabetes patients significantly reduce their individual variations in the BMI values, likely motivating them to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

15-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

Department

Mathematics

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Diabetes--Management; Self-care, Health; Patient education

Type

Image

Keywords

Statistics, Nonparametric bootstrap t-method, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dental, Nutrition

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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A Quantitative Assessment of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Carver Gym (Bellingham, Wash.)

A Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program offered in an inner-city health center run by the Cincinnati Health Department, which started in 2014, was created to help those in an underserved population learn how to manage their diabetes. Two key measurements, A1C (glycated hemoglobin) and BMI (body mass index), were taken over time to monitor their progress. In this study, we analyzed quantitatively whether or not there was a significant improvement in their BMI and A1C values over the course of two years since they joined DSME program as any improvement would imply a potentially healthier lifestyle in regards to their diabetes. The analysis was conducted in a number of ways, including (1) comparison of the patients in the DSME program before 2016 versus and those after 2016, and (2) comparisons of the patients who participated in the DSME program at some point during 2014-2018 versus the general population of diabetes patients in same time period. Our analysis suggests that the DSME program may help diabetes patients significantly reduce their individual variations in the BMI values, likely motivating them to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

 

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