Effectiveness of a community health worker-led diabetes self-management education program and implications for CHW involvement in care coordination strategies.

@article{Collinsworth2013EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of a community health worker-led diabetes self-management education program and implications for CHW involvement in care coordination strategies.},
  author={Ashley W. Collinsworth and Madhulika Vulimiri and Kathryn L. Schmidt and Christine A. Snead},
  journal={The Diabetes educator},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          792-9
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Community Health Worker (CHW)-led diabetes self-management education (DSME) program and to understand how CHWs and primary care providers (PCPs) work together to provide comprehensive diabetes care. METHODS A quantitative pre- and postassessment of change in patients' blood glucose levels (A1C), blood pressure, and body mass index was performed to determine the clinical effectiveness of the program. Qualitative, semi… CONTINUE READING
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