Patient knowledge of risk factors 18 months after a nurse-led vascular intervention

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240214
Title:
Patient knowledge of risk factors 18 months after a nurse-led vascular intervention
Authors:
Tone, J M; Gallagher, P; Agha, A; Thompson, C J
Citation:
Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 2011, Vol 15, No 3, pages 89–98
Journal:
Journal of Diabetes Nursing
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240214
Abstract:
Background and aims: Eighteen months after the completion of a vascular risk intervention study, the authors aimed to ascertain whether participants who attended the intensive, nurse-led group had better retention of knowledge of diabetes and heart disease compared with those who had undergone standard diabetes care. Method: A knowledge-based questionnaire was sent to participants who completed the vascular risk intervention study, 94 from the intensive, nurse-led group and 94 from the standard care group. Results: A response rate of 75% was achieved. Although more participants in the intensive group achieved recommended vascular risk targets, there was no increase in retained knowledge of vascular risks. A high proportion of the total cohort could not quantify targets for blood pressure (67.2%), cholesterol (65.1%) or HbA1c (68.1%). Conclusion: In this cohort of people with type 2 diabetes, knowledge retention regarding treatment targets was poor. Education programmes should stress awareness of vascular risk factors and diabetes.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en

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dc.contributor.authorTone, J Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAgha, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThompson, C Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-28T11:27:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-28T11:27:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Diabetes Nursing, 2011, Vol 15, No 3, pages 89–98en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/240214-
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims: Eighteen months after the completion of a vascular risk intervention study, the authors aimed to ascertain whether participants who attended the intensive, nurse-led group had better retention of knowledge of diabetes and heart disease compared with those who had undergone standard diabetes care. Method: A knowledge-based questionnaire was sent to participants who completed the vascular risk intervention study, 94 from the intensive, nurse-led group and 94 from the standard care group. Results: A response rate of 75% was achieved. Although more participants in the intensive group achieved recommended vascular risk targets, there was no increase in retained knowledge of vascular risks. A high proportion of the total cohort could not quantify targets for blood pressure (67.2%), cholesterol (65.1%) or HbA1c (68.1%). Conclusion: In this cohort of people with type 2 diabetes, knowledge retention regarding treatment targets was poor. Education programmes should stress awareness of vascular risk factors and diabetes.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titlePatient knowledge of risk factors 18 months after a nurse-led vascular interventionen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Diabetes Nursingen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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