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|Title: ||Patient knowledge of risk factors 18 months after a nurse-led vascular intervention|
|Citation: ||Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 2011, Vol 15, No 3, pages 89–98|
|Journal: ||Journal of Diabetes Nursing|
|Issue Date: ||2011 |
|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.|
|Appears in Collections: ||Beacon Hospital|
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