Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Latinx, Diabetes Self-Management Education, Diabetes Distress
The psychological distress that people with diabetes experience makes them twice likely to have clinical depression. Diabetes self-management education and support is an effective strategy to improve psychological distress and increase self-care activity measures. However, there has been limited knowledge on the impact of formal diabetes self-management education and support DSME/S on psychological distress among minority populations such as Latinx. The primary objective of this study is to explore the impact of diabetes self-management education on psychological distress and self-care activity measures. This study also explores the impact of demographic variables of the Latinx respondents on psychological distress and self-care activity. Using a pre- and post-test study design, baseline and post-test assessments for the respondents were conducted at week one and week four of the intervention, respectively. Statistical analysis such as descriptive statistics of demographic variables, paired t-test of diabetes distress score and self-care activity measure score, and mixed-method analysis of variance were conducted using Intellectus Statistics. The results found that while the self-management education substantially reduce diabetes distress, it wasn't statistically significant. However, it was found to significantly increase self-care activity measures among Latinx communities. Some impacts of demographic variables such as Sex and overall health were found. Implications to diabetes Education, policymakers, and existing literature have been discussed.
Khadka, Anita, "Understanding the Effectiveness of Diabetes Self-Management Education on Psychological Distress and Self-care Activity Measures: A Focus on Latinx Community" (2022). Doctoral Projects. 146.