Demonstrating the added value of community health nursing for clients with insulin-dependent diabetes

Kathleen Barr Mazzuca, Nancy A. Farris, Joyce Mendenhall, Robin A. Stoupa

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The importance of demonstrating that nursing care adds value to client outcomes is discussed broadly as well as within the dimensions of a community health nursing outcomes study. The study examined the effect of a community health nursing intervention on the health behaviors and health status of adults with insulin-treated diabetes as measured by client outcomes using a two-group repeated measures experimental design. The findings indicate that the community health nursing intervention significantly enhanced the self-reported self- care behaviors of blood glucose testing, complication management, nutrition regimen adherence, and reporting foot change in the experimental group. No differences were found between the groups in outcomes for dietary adherence, foot care, blood glucose levels and overall diabetes knowledge, metabolic control, or functional health status. Challenges for community health nurse researchers engaging in client outcome studies are delineated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-224
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Community Health Nursing
Insulin
Health Status
Blood Glucose
Foot
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Community Health Nurses
Health Behavior
Self Care
Nursing Care
Research Design
Research Personnel

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  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Demonstrating the added value of community health nursing for clients with insulin-dependent diabetes. / Mazzuca, Kathleen Barr; Farris, Nancy A.; Mendenhall, Joyce; Stoupa, Robin A.

In: Journal of Community Health Nursing, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.01.1997, p. 211-224.

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Mazzuca, Kathleen Barr ; Farris, Nancy A. ; Mendenhall, Joyce ; Stoupa, Robin A. / Demonstrating the added value of community health nursing for clients with insulin-dependent diabetes. In: Journal of Community Health Nursing. 1997 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 211-224.
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