ERIC Number: EJ981212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
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Predictors of Daily Blood Glucose Monitoring in Appalachian Ohio
Raffle, Holly; Ware, Lezlee J.; Ruhil, Anirudh V. S.; Hamel-Lambert, Jane; Denham, Sharon A.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v36 n2 p193-202 Mar 2012
Objective: To determine factors contributing to successful diabetes self-management in Appalachia, as evidenced by daily blood glucose monitoring. Methods: A telephone survey (N = 3841) was conducted to assess health status and health care access. The current investigation is limited to the subset of this sample who report having diabetes (N = 529). Results: A multivariate logistic regression model established that having attended a diabetes education class (P less than 0.01) was the most significant predictor of successful diabetes self-management. The inability to pay for care, demographic variables, and health risk indicators were not found to be significantly related to self-management. Conclusions: This study identifies the role of education in successful diabetes self-management for patients in the Appalachian region.
Descriptors: Role of Education, Health Behavior, Patients, Diabetes, Health Conditions, Telephone Surveys, Academic Persistence, Health Education, Self Management, Models, Multiple Regression Analysis, Diseases, Human Body
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio