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The impact of a diabetes self-management education program provided through a telemedicine link to rural california health care clinics.
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PMID:  25114555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: This project investigated the impact of a DM self-management education program provided through a telemedicine link at nine rural health clinics in Northern California.
METHODS: Two hundred thirty nine patients were provided with a single 2-hour class on DM delivered through a live televideo connection. Patients provided pre-intervention information on: demographics and overall health, self-care behaviors, and knowledge about DM. All participants completed a post-education survey on knowledge and self-care behaviors.
RESULTS: There was a significant decrease in the number of patients who felt overwhelmed with their DM; pre-intervention 18.8%; post-intervention 5.4% (P < 0.0001). Patients increased the number of days they exercised; pre-intervention 3.4 days; post-intervention 3.9 days (P = 0.02). Patients increased the number of days they checked their feet; pre-intervention 4.2 days; post-intervention 5.6 days (P < 0.01). Knowledge about DM improved over the study period (P < 0.01).
CONCLUSIONS: A single 2-hour class on DM administered through a telemedicine link to patients in rural health clinics resulted in feeling less overwhelmed, more knowledgeable about DM, and demonstrated an increase in self-care behavior; ie, exercise and foot care.
Jim Nuovo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health services insights     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1178-6329     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Serv Insights     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-12     Completed Date:  2014-08-12     Revised Date:  2014-08-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101624726     Medline TA:  Health Serv Insights     Country:  New Zealand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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