:: Volume 20, Issue 1 (4-2012) ::
sjimu 2012, 20(1): 26-34 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Education Program on Increasing Self Management Among Patients with Type II Diabetes
F Jalilian, F Zinat Motlagh, M Solhi 1
1- , Solhi8o@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Diabetes is a chronic disease capable of causing serious complications affecting the circulatory and nervous systems, kidneys, eyes, and feet, and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. One reason for the failure in achieveing optimal therapeutic results in diabetic patients is their non-participation in the treatment of their disease thus, diabetes self-management education is a key element in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of self management education program among type II diabetic patients referred to health centers in rural Gachsaran, Iran. Materials & Methods: This interventional quasi-experimental study was performed by choosing 120 diabetic patients randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. Educational programs designed for patients in the intervention group included six sessions and two sessions for their families. The major training method was lecture and group discussion. Two months after the educational intervention, the results were evaluated. Participants resp-onded to the standard writing question-naires. Information was collected through interviews and data were analyzed by SPSS-13. Findings: The results indicated a positive impact on knowledge (t=-8.476& p< 0.000) and self management (t=-8.975 & p<0.000) among patients of the intervention group. Discussion & Conclusion: The results showed the positive role of education program to increase self management among diabetic patients, while implement-ting such programs seem to be effective in the treatment and prevention of diabetes complications.
Keywords: type 2 diabetic, self manage-ment, knowledge
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/05/26 | Published: 2012/04/15


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