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Ciencia y enfermería

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Abstract

DE CARVALHOTORRES, HELOISA; NOGUEIRACORTEZ, DANIEL  and  REIS, ILKA AFONSO. EDUCATION ASSESSMENT IN DIABETES GROUP IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.3, pp.35-45. ISSN 0717-9553.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95532016000300035.

Objective:

To assess education for metabolic control in a group of health care users with diabetes mellitus 2 in Primary Health Care. Methodology: A pre- and post-test analysis was conducted using a randomly recruited sample of 76 patients with diabetes mellitus. Education consisted of three monthly meetings (six meetings in total) based on interactive group activities and games. A follow-up was performed for six months in 2010 and the results were evaluated using specific questionnaires on disease knowledge, psychological attitude and self-management. The evaluations were carried out at the beginning of the study and after six months of intervention.

Results:

The average age of users was 61.6 years. The findings for group education showed an increase in the test scores for knowledge, attitude and self-management. There was a statistically significant reduction in HbA1c levels (p=0.012).

Conclusion:

Group education was effective to promote disease control.

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus; education; self-care; program evaluation; Public Health Nursing,.

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