Translating an Evidence-Based Diabetes Education Approach Into Rural African-American Communities: The “Wisdom, Power, Control” Program

@inproceedings{PeaPurcell2015TranslatingAE,
  title={Translating an Evidence-Based Diabetes Education Approach Into Rural African-American Communities: The “Wisdom, Power, Control” Program},
  author={Ninfa C. Pe{\~n}a-Purcell and Luohua Jiang and Marcia G Ory and Ryan Hollingsworth},
  booktitle={Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association},
  year={2015}
}
Purpose. The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the efficacy of the "Wisdom, Power, Control" diabetes self-management education (DSME) program with regard to diabetes knowledge, self-efficacy, self-care, distress level, and A1C in an African-American population. Methods. A prospective, quasi-experimental, repeated-measure design was employed to measure these outcomes. Study participants were assessed at baseline, 6 weeks post-intervention, and at a 3-month A1C follow-up. Results. A… CONTINUE READING

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