In this assignment, you will continue to develop the Methods section of your proposed proposal. The focus of the current assignment is continued to refine previously submitted sections of the proposal

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In this assignment, you will continue to develop the Methods section of your proposed proposal. The focus of the current assignment is continued to refine previously submitted sections of the proposal and to describe a plan to evaluate the impact of the project.  You will provide a description of measures and procedures you will use to collect data including descriptions of valid/reliable tools from the literature (if indicated), drafts of data collection forms such as survey instruments, drafts of data management tools such as coded Excel spreadsheets, and the proposed data analysis plan. If you plan to use an established instrument, you will also need to show proof of permission to use the form from the author and incorporated this permission in the Appendix of proposal document.

The current submission will include the following:

  • Working draft of the proposal that incorporates Faculty Project Advisor recommendations for previously submitted work. Ensure reference lists and appendices are updated.
  • Outcome measures selected to evaluated the process and outcomes of the interventions (How you will evaluate the impact of the intervention on processes, individuals, clinical outcomes, system delivery, etc… This may include economic analyses.)

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    • Description of each measure and rationale for selecting the measure which may include economic indicators such as cost savings, personnel outcomes such as retention, or patient care outcomes such as length of stay or customer experience.
    • Operational definition of each measure in this project
    • Validity and reliability information of measures if known.
    • Include any tools or surveys you will used to gather outcome data. Make mention of the tools in the text description of the outcome measures and make mention of availability of the survey or other instrument in the Appendices. Add copies of the outcome measures to the Appendices. Also, don’t forget to cite the tool in text and references and to add any citations to your reference list. Again, if an established tool, show proof of permission to use the instrument.
  • Data collection procedures

    • Description of the specific process you will use to collect data (who, what, when, where, how)
    • Include spreadsheets you will use to aggregate and manage data in the Appendices. Refer the reader to the availability of the data collection form in the text.
  • Data Analysis Plan
    • Description of processes you will use to analyze data (frequency counts, percent

In this assignment, you will continue to develop the Methods section of your proposed proposal. The focus of the current assignment is continued to refine previously submitted sections of the proposal
Outline for Leonne’s proposal Introduction Background (This all needs to come from published literature – cite everything) – How is the lack of follow-up of T2D patients among low-income patients described in the literature (you can also discuss lack of accessibility to care)? LOOK UP NUMBERS TO SUPPORT How specifically does accessibility to times that allow patients to work influence follow-up rates? The patient will have access to the be seen from 1x a month to 2x a month You want to include any stats you find (for example, what is the percentage of low-income populations that have T2D? –I found an article on the ADA /CDC and see the population OR IF YOU CAN FIND AN ARTICLE Can you find any specific numbers about what follow-up rates are for this population?) How does the lack of follow-up of these patients affect their health outcomes? IF THE PATIENT MISS FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS, THEN WE ARE NOT ABLE TO TRACK THE PROGRESS OR CATCH ANY MISTAKES THAT THEY ARE MAKING AND NOT REALIZE IT. In this section you are making a case that the problem you have identified (lack of follow-up for T2D care management) exists on a broader level. Here are a couple of articles/books you can start with (please also do a literature search to find more articles, this was a quick search and didn’t read these in depth, you need to find more literature about the lack of accessible care for minority/migrant/impoverished communities): Take a look at this book: On page 104: “Migrants were less likely to have a medical appointment in the previous 3 months compared to nationals” & “Migrants may be more affected by financial hardship, which leads to a decrease in their use of preventive and non-urgent medical care” MISSING A DAY OF WORK WILL AFFECT THE FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD On page 105: “Another important barrier identified is linked with employment patterns and financial situation. The prevalence of insecure employment (illegal work, lack of contract, agency work) or even unemployment among migrants is high. This places migrants in a very fragile situation in case of illness. Also, the schedules in PHC units are frequently limited to that of “traditional” working hours. For a migrant, attending a medical appointment during work time, even if for pregnancy follow-up or children care, might mean losing a job. This leaves the migrant with either one of two solutions: (1) not attending and thus not accessing appropriate and timely care; or (2) misuse by accessing emergency departments in hospitals (and again failing to have a good follow-up after the illness episode)” THIS SECTION ABOVE IS VERY RELEVENT TO MY TOPIC AND IS VERY TRUE CAN YOU FIND A WAY TO INCORPORATE IT IN THE PAPER Organizational Needs Assessment Describe the organization – what type of clinic is it? PRIMARY CARE /GERIATRICS CLINIC What type of providers provider care at this clinic? INTERNIST, GERIATRICANS, ADULT APRN, AND LOCAL PRIMARY VOULTEERS What care model is used at this clinic? TO PROVIDE QUAILTY CARE TO SOME OF SOCIETES MOST VULNERABLE, THE ELDERLY, DISABLED AND THE INDIGENT. What is the mission/vision of the organization? TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THOSE WE TREAT. What type of population is served at this clinic? ELDERLY OVER 65, DISABLED, POOR AND UNFUNDED (You are talking generally, if you are a mobile unit you need to mention that you need to mention how the mobile unit is funded, staffed, etc.) WE ARE A MOBIL UNIT THAT GOES TO THE APARTMENT COMPLEX 1X A MONTH AND AS NEEDED TO PROVIDE CARE AND TEACHING AND FOLLOW UP. WE ARE FUNDED THROUGH MEDICARE AND OTHER REFERENCES. Include stakeholder analysis – for you, stakeholders will include the clinic providers 3 PROVIDERS medical director (1), office manager (1), nurses 1, multidisciplinary team NUTRITIONIST, AND A DIETITIAN, and patients and their families). Project Management Tools (look at these from the lens of your problem rather than from the perspective of education as seen before). The lens is trying to meet the patients on their level keeping it simple for example telling them that we are here every second Monday of the month and there are more likely to make the appointment versus saying come on the 4th of the month This includes your SWOT analysis, Fishbone, Driver diagram, etc. Local Problem Statement – Here you want to specifically state the problem you and the stakeholders have identified as a problem, your problem poor compliance to follow-ups for T2D patients. You will discuss how often you observe that patients aren’t showing up for their follow-ups, you don’t need specific numbers necessarily, but you need to be able to state that clinic stakeholders have identified that patients do not seem to be keeping follow-up appointments. You can also speak to the fact that although you have increased accessibility to care by providing care at the apartment complex, current office hours prevent accessibility to care during times that these patients might be more available due to working in the field. We are looking to change the availability of the clinic from 4:00 to 8:00 PM two times a month and we are going to have a signup sheet so that the patients can sign up and have a slotted time and they can show up at 15 minutes before. Having them come during the work hours is sometimes difficult and they are only coming in once every 60 days if that. Literature Review & Synthesis (You are likely going to need to redo most of your literature review) You will need to do a new literature looking specifically to answer this PICO question: “In low-income patients with T2D, how does improving accessibility to care 2X A MONTH AT THE CLINIC BETWEEN 4PM-8PM (i.e., use of an afterhours care model) influence continuity of care or chronic care management follow-up rates?” Your search strategy should include keywords and synonyms of these words: Type 2 diabetes, low income/impoverished/migrant, accessibility, after hours care, continuity of care, follow-up/follow-up non-adherence (FUNA) – Take a look at the first article I mentioned above to see how they used some of their key terms. Please try to use around 7-10 articles for synthesis Your literature review will include all the ways that you find that improves accessibility and follow-up of these patients. Headings you may be able to use include: Barriers to accessibility INCLUDES LACK OF TRANSPORTATION, HANDICAP ACCESSIBILTY HAVING WHEELCHAIR RAMPS BEING THAT WE HAVE SOME PATIENTS THAT ARE AMPUTEES, Improving accessibility – here you can have subheadings of all ways to improve accessibility including offering after hours care, and Effects of Improving Accessibility (then talk about improving follow-up rates, which in turn improves continuity of care, which in turn improves patient outcomes – this should be found from the literature, write whatever you find, I am just thinking these are things you will be able to find). During the initial visit I would give them a list of things they can do about to help them feel better and I would want them to return within 30 days and if they are feeling better then there will be excited to show up and show us their improvement and how they feel. Purpose – The purpose of your project is to improve patient attendance at follow-up T2D care appointments 2 X A MONTH. Your specific aims are to: By the end of the project, follow-up rates will increase to 80% among patients with T2D at Clinic Name (or whatever percentage you think is reasonable – you want a measurable goal here) CONFERENCE TO THE SCHEDULER AND REVIEWING THE EMR AND OBTAIN THE LIST OF PATIENTS WITH T2D IN THE PAST YEAR AND SEE THE TREND OF MISSED/KEPT APPOINTMENT FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS. By the end of the project, 100% of patients will bring their blood glucose logs with them to their follow-up appointments (or again, whatever is reasonable) …HOPING 80% OF THE PATIENTS WILL HAVE IT ON PAPGRAPH LOG OR COPY ON HIS CELL PHONE INCLUDING NAME, DAILY BLOOD GLUCOSE WITH TIME/ FASTING. Conceptual framework – I think you will be using a quality improvement framework, and you can choose which one you want to use, but the PDSA model is always a popular choice (WE NEED TO CREATE THIS). I also think you need to use the chronic care management model as a guide to this project: “For example, for patients to engage in proactive care (delivery system design)” Take a look at this article: Methods Project Design – quality improvement DECREASE MISSED APPOINTMENTS AND HAVING THE PATIENT BRING THE BLOOD GLUCOSE LOG IN PERSON OR ON THEIR PHONE. Setting – describe your clinic in detail, describe the apartment complex area 5 STORY APARTMENT BUILDING WITH 10 UNITS ON THE TOP 4 FLOORS AND AMENITIES ON THE 1ST FLOOR THAT INCLUDES THE LEASING OFFICE, MAIL ROOM, LAUNDRY ROOM AND THE CLINIC. THE CLINIC IS A 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT THT HAS BEEN REMODELED TO IMMULATE A TYPICAL DOCTORS OFFICE. THE LIVING ROOM IS THE WAITING ROOM WITH A DESK AND 10 CHAIRS, 1 BEDROOM IS THE EXAM ROOM AND 2ND BEDROOM IS THE CLINICAL ROOM FOR VITALS, THE KITCHEN IS USED TO STORE LAB SUPPLIES, MEDICATIONS, STATIONARY PAPERWORK AND URINE IS STORED IN THE FRIDGE. Population – describe the patients that are seen at this clinic ELDERLY, DISABLED AND LOW-INCOME PATIENTS. Intervention – describe in detail what you will do, and how you will do it; include how feasible it is at your organization. You will also want to talk about how you are going to inform patients about after-hours offerings, you will discuss when you offer after hours visits, you will talk about you will discuss that you will provide chronic care management and diabetes education at these visits, any detail that you can think of that will allow someone else to replicate this intervention. But you intervention is implementing a pilot with one provider to offer after hours office visits. You will also want to consider what you are going to do to encourage that they bring their logs with them to all follow-up visits, do you currently have a process for this? If you are measuring this outcome you want to make sure you have some kind of intervention to affect this. The staff and I will put together some Flyers indicating the hours and through word of mouth that will be available two times a month the 2nd and 4th Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sign-up sheet with fifteen 30-minute intervals to sign up located outside the door of the clinic. They are required to bring in a physical blood sugar log with their weight and time of day that they’re checking their blood sugar, or they can keep a log on their phone cause some of them are technology savvy. During the visit we will go over there eating habits we will go over their blood sugars and when they are testing and looking at the trend to see how the blood sugars are going down. On the third visit we will have him scheduled to see a nutritionist who will go overeating styles and what they’re eating and how much and when they’re eating. TO MEASURE THE OUTCOME The patients WILL COME IN two times a month and after them coming consistently for four months the patients will be enrolled in a program that provides free medication for up to one year. During this time, we were doing medication review and we will go to the meds and try to find inexpensive scripts that we can give them all of these will be encouragement for the patient to follow up you see because they are receiving more benefits. The caveat is they must be consistent coming in twice a month for four months. When they check in at the front desk with the volunteer or medical assistant upon signing in, they will provide the blood sugar records and then during their visit we will monitor their blood work making sure that their labs are done every three months to check the A1C and monitor the descending trend . *** PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE CORRECTIONS OR CHANGEOR ADD**** Budget and Resources – you will want to talk about any considerations of budget resources, will the after-hours visits be provided voluntarily? To keep the overhead down we will be utilizing myself volunteering my time, we will use pre-Med/APRN students for internship in return they will get clinical hours. We will ask staff to volunteer at least once a month. Also, we will reach out to local ADULT primary care providers and asked them to work to commit to one time a month for a return of 4 CME hours. Will you utilize any additional resources that you don’t usually utilize? Take a look at this CDC resource: Cost-Benefit analysis – you want to develop your cost benefit analysis, if you start implementing these after hours, how does the benefit outweigh the cost. The benefit of implementing the after-hour clinic will help decrease the uncontrollable diabetes number overall in Hillsborough county. Which will help provide less core morbidities and patients living longer, in return less trips to the emergency room. The cost will be kept down by partnering with the local universities to get a list of students that need clinical hours to complete their program. You can google “cost benefit analysis” for more info on how to do this, but here is the CDC site: Outcome measures – you will describe the outcomes you will measure in your project. These will include the follow-up rate of patients with T2D will increase and the schedule will be full and the rate of compliance of brining their glucose log to follow-up with them will also. WE WILL COMPARE THE SCHEDULE IN THE EHR FROM A YEAR AGO, SIX MONTHS AGO AND 6 MONTHS FROM NOW. We will create a bulletin board “Keeping It Under Control” demonstrating improvements and one patient will be recognized every month (with their permission). The incentive will be a free glucose monitor, donated from Lilly and/or Sanofi and if they are not on insulin a gift card donated from the local Publix or Walmart. Data collection: How are you going to collect this data? Likely you will collect preintervention (baseline) data using a retrospective chart review. You will identify all patients that are diagnosed with T2D using the EHR, you will then collect information on when their last visit was, when their follow-up was scheduled, and if they attended their follow-up. If you can get baseline data on the logs you will describe how you will collect that. You also want to mention that you will collect demographic data from the EHR. Then to collect project data, you will do a retrospective chart review after 2-3 months of implementing your project and collect the same outcome data for postintervention period. If we are successful at this location and having a larger turn out of more than 15 people, then we can get funding from Medicare or other grants and donations to help us add more days and hours and eventually open other locations to provide care. Data Analysis Plan – You will use descriptive statistics to describe the demographics of your patients, you will also use percentages to report follow-up rates and compliance rates of brining glucose log. Demographics Age Group: 18-35, 36-59, 60 and up. Sex: M OR F. RACE: AFRICAN AMERICAN/CAUCASIAN /HISPANIC/AMERICAN INDIAN/ASIAN Ethical Considerations – see the exemplars, but you want to discuss that all data will be aggregated, and no patient identifiers will be collected during data collection. You will obtain IRB approval, and will keep data on a secure, password-protected computer. Timeline – your timeline should be something like this, but you can change it based on your thoughts: SEE BELOW Activity Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Complete proposal Feasibility discussion with chair and sponsor Submit IRB paperwork Collect baseline data Implement Intervention Collect postintervention data Analyze data Write final report Disseminate project findings
In this assignment, you will continue to develop the Methods section of your proposed proposal. The focus of the current assignment is continued to refine previously submitted sections of the proposal
34 Implementation of Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Education in an Impoverished Community Name NGR 7911 Dr. University Date Abstract Background and Significance: Impoverished and rural communities are at a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes (T2D)-a condition which can be managed using self-management intervention methods such as physical exercise, eating cleaner and lean diets, and monitoring blood sugar levels. T2D patients from impoverished communities bear a considerable burden because they find it challenging to apply self-management practices due to barriers like lack of proper patient education, support from friends and families, and shortage of resources. Project Goals and Objectives: The project aims to promote and implement effective self-management for T2D in impoverished communities. While self-management could be a better alternative for managing T2D in rural communities, its effectiveness might be affected if misused. Hence, the project will also assess barriers to self-management among people with diabetes in impoverished communities and strategize practical ways of promoting this practice while keeping risks at a minimum. Methods: Semi-structured interviews will be administered to patients to help collect information on how effective self-management has been in managing T2D and the challenges that they face in managing the disease. Patients will then be offered patient education and monitored during the project. The effects of the intervention will be measured by assessing a patient’s HbA1c and glycemic levels before and after the project to determine project success. Potential Impact of the Project: The successful implementation of self-management will help ease the burden that T2D patients face while trying to access pharmacological treatment and management of the disease. It will improve the health outcomes of diabetics in rural communities by increasing patient education on safe and effective self-management practices managing the disease. The project will also promote peer support by educating the families and friends of these patients on the same. Table of Contents Abstract 2 Table of Contents 4 Introduction 6 Background, Significance 6 Description of Organization 8 Mission 9 Organizational Structure 9 Organizational Needs Assessment 9 Organizational Data Indicating a Problem 9 Stakeholder Analysis 11 Project Management Tools 14 Local Problem Statement 15 Literature Review 16 Description of Search Strategy 16 Search Strategy 16 Synthesized Key Findings 18 Interventions Used to Improve the Problem and their Outcomes 18 Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of the Interventions Identified 21 Purpose and Project Goals 22 EBP Model 23 Methods 23 Description of Intervention 23 Outcome Measures 25 Description of Each Measure and Rationale for Selecting the Measure 25 Validity and Reliability 26 Data Collection Methods 27 Semi-structured interviews 27 Questionnaires 27 Surveys 27 Data Analysis Plan 28 Appendices 35 Appendix A – Summary of Evidence Table 35 Appendix B – Project Management Tools 49 Appendix C – SWOT Analysis 50 Appendix E-DSM Pre and Post-Survey Questions 52 Appendix F-Five-Item Questionnaire 54 Abstract 2 Table of Contents 4 Introduction 6 Background, Significance 6 Description of Organization 8 Mission 9 Organizational Structure 9 Organizational Needs Assessment 9 Organizational Data Indicating a Problem 9 Stakeholder Analysis 11 Patients 11 Professional Organizations 12 Interdisciplinary Colleagues 12 Project Management Tools 14 SWOT Analysis 14 Local Problem Statement 15 Literature Review 16 Description of Search Strategy 16 Search Strategy 16 Synthesized Key Findings 18 Interventions Used to Improve the Problem and their Outcomes 18 Peer Support or Coaching or Peer Health Coaching 18 Patient Education 19 Lifestyle Modification Programs 19 Problem-solving or Problem-Solving Therapy 20 Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of the Interventions Identified 21 Purpose and Project Goals 22 EBP Model 23 Methods 23 Description of Intervention 23 Outcome Measures 25 Description of Each Measure and Rationale for Selecting the Measure 25 Validity and Reliability 26 Data Collection Methods 27 Semi-structured interviews 27 Questionnaires 27 Surveys 27 Data Analysis Plan 28 Appendices 35 Appendix A – Summary of Evidence Table 35 Appendix B – Project Management Tools 49 Appendix C – SWOT Analysis 50 Appendix E-DSM Pre and Post-Survey Questions 52 Appendix F-Five-Item Questionnaire 54 Introduction Background, Significance Ethnic and racial minority groups in the US, particularly impoverished communities, bear a more significant load from the increasing incidence of Type 2 diabetes (T2D), making the disease a primary focus for disparities in healthcare research (Haw et al., 2021). T2D is a complicated, dire disease in which the weight of self-care is on the patient. In the United States, there are approximately 37.3 million people with diabetes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). Unfortunately, T2D is among the greatest difficult chronic health conditions to manage and control. The increased demand for disease management and the incorporation of complicated self-management routines in the day-to-day lives of diabetics has been proven to lead to increased stress, leaving individuals discouraged, frustrated, and overwhelmed. These demands could also cause depression, anxiety, and reduced well-being (Papelbaum et al., 2010). However, patient behaviors such as lifestyle modifications associated with exercise and diet, medication, record keeping, and daily blood glucose monitoring are crucial in effectively managing the disease (Shrivastava et al., 2013). These behaviors are often referred to as self-management. Self-management is participating in self-care actions to enhance a person’s well-being and behaviors (Shrivastava et al., 2013). This considerable burden affects patients from impoverished communities that usually find it challenging to deal with self-management. This is mainly because of cultural, economic, and social barriers, inadequate access to diabetes self-care and self-management resources, and high survival demands among disadvantaged populations (Haw et al., 2021). Recent immigrants and refugees might also experience difficulties adhering to diabetes self-management practices due to various factors, including the absence of preventive care, leading to late treatment and diagnosis (Heerman & Wills, 2011). Cultural differences in how people perceive the origin and treatment of diabetes might also make it challenging to manage the disease among disadvantaged populations (Heerman & Willis, 2011). Nonetheless, self-management is the most effective way of managing diabetes among populations that lack access to quality healthcare (Whittemore et. al. 2019). Most of these practices require considerably fewer financial resources than frequent healthcare visits. For instance, self-management practices require patients to control and monitor their diet, engage in more physical activity, and monitor their glucose levels, which is more affordable than other management options (Shrivastava et al., 2013). However, social support systems might address the effects of environmental and economic challenges that affect effective T2D management by increasing access to social capital, thus promoting self-efficacy behaviors. Nam et al. (2011) state that social support is essential since it is related to the hindrance and facilitation of self-care among patients suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes. Families are the key foundation of social support since they help patients manage their condition successfully. Ideally, social support is multifaceted and correlates with several social networks (institutional, community-based, occupational, or familial) surrounding a patient (Nam et al. 2011). It has a high potential to exert either negative or positive influences on the person’s capability to control the condition independently. A patient’s capacity to use social capital to capitalize on established resources could play a significant responsibility in self-care. They could activate constructive social capital resources by seeking and getting help from substantial people in several social positions, such as family members that understand how to manage the disease, thus minimizing the challenges associated with their poverty status that limit them from addressing the condition effectively. In most cases, some attributes of the healthcare system affect effective disease self-care, especially among disadvantaged communities for whom the cost and access to healthcare might provide significant barriers to achieving effective self-management (Nam et al. 2011). It is crucial to address self-management among T2D patients in impoverished communities because these patients are a vulnerable population hence it is important to ensure that they take up safe and effective self-management behaviors to avoid any further deterioration of their health. Description of Organization The organization is committed to offering care to T2D patients in impoverished societies. It is a non-profit which endeavors to enhance the health status of people in these populations by providing patient education on the management of diseases, provide cost-effective treatment options to people in rural societies because they lack the finances to access quality care, and spread awareness on different diseases. The organization has a multidisciplinary team which helps provide care to impoverished communities. The team comprises nutritionists, therapists such as occupational therapists, normal healthcare practitioners, lifestyle coaches, among other healthcare staff. Mission “To provide quality and affordable healthcare services to patients in impoverished communities. The organization also provides patient education on effective strategies of managing various diseases to reduce healthcare costs.” Organizational Structure The organization is made up of board members, professional members, a multidisciplinary team, nutritionists, doctors, and nurses. The board members oversee all the functions and activities in the organization and approve the decisions that are made in the institution. The multidisciplinary team helps provide care to patients in the community and analyze the problems affecting these patients to determine how the organization can help solve these problems. Organizational Needs Assessment Organizational Data Indicating a Problem According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, roughly 8.2% of the United States population (26.9 million individuals) were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018 (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020). In 2016, around 12.6 % of US citizens in non-metropolitan regions were diagnosed with diabetes, a higher statistic than 9.9 % in metropolitan regions (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020). In the ‘diabetes belt’, the incidence of diabetes was about 11.7 % of the entire US population. Over one-third of counties within the diabetic belt are in the Appalachian Region. Many states within the belt are extremely rural compared to the United States average (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). These statistics show that diabetes is a major concern within impoverished and rural communities because of limited access to healthcare services and a higher prevalence of risk factors (Misra et al., 2019). For instance, impoverished communities often comprise populations at a higher risk of T2D, such as ethnic and racial groups and older adults (Mendenhall et al., 2017). Additionally, several barriers affect patient education and quality healthcare access in impoverished communities. First, fewer transport options in rural areas make it challenging for T2D patients to travel to doctor appointments (Stotz et al., 2021). Secondly, there are higher rates of uninsured patients in rural communities. Limited access to medical covers makes it difficult for impoverished populations to access medical supplies, affordable medications, and cover medical appointments. Also, there are fewer healthcare providers in poor communities, making it difficult to offer patient education, replace retiring healthcare professionals, and retain nutritionists and dietitians. Workforce shortages in impoverished societies also limit access to specialized healthcare professionals, including endocrinologists (North et al., 2022). These data indicate a major problem within the organization because it is in an impoverished communities since T2D patients would fail to access pharmacological interventions for managing the disease. However, with the introduction of self-management practices, individuals in rural communities could learn about some of the efficient lifestyle modifications they should make to control their weight and glycemic levels. Self-management is cheaper and less cumbersome because it only requires the efforts of a patient and their family to manage the disease. Stakeholder Analysis The main stakeholders relevant to this project include patients, their families, the family advisory committee, professional organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and interdisciplinary colleagues such as social workers, nutritionists, physicians, or occupational therapists (OT)/PT. Patients Patients are the main stakeholders in this project because the project will have a significant impact on them. This project will help patients understand how self-care and self-management could help manage T2D. Their families will also benefit from the project because they will be able to recognize effective strategies to incorporate self-management into their management regimen. Another major thing that patients, family advisory committees, and relatives need to understand from the project is examples of self-management interventions that have been proven effective in managing T2D through consistent follow up with a medical provider. Patients and their families are also a great asset to the project because they will contribute by taking part in the project and having outcomes measured like HbA1c and glycemic levels. Also, families of patients with the disease can contribute to the project by providing crucial information on the efficacy of the self-management interventions they have used on their relatives. However, patients might impede the project by providing false information on self-management efficiency and failing to commit to follow up for self-management interventions. Families can also affect the project by failing to give their relatives with type II diabetes the correct self-management interventions during the project period. The engagement of patients and their families in this project requires that self-care and self-management education be offered. Professional Organizations Utilizing professional organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will help inform the project by using already developed evidence-based strategies for diabetes self-management to determine whether the identified strategies are safe and effective in managing T2D. These organizations would contribute to the project because they have materials that will be used to offer the project’s respondents patient education. The best way to engage professional organizations is using their materials to offer patient education on safe self-management practices for T2D. Interdisciplinary Colleagues In a healthcare setting, an interdisciplinary team consists of practitioners from different disciplines that work together to address a patient’s psychological and physical needs. For instance, for a patient with T2D, the interdisciplinary team comprises respiratory therapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists, and other physicians. These stakeholders are crucial to the project because they will help inform the project and play a role in encouraging continued self-management behaviors. The main thing that this group of stakeholders is concerned with is whether self-management interventions are effective in managing T2D. This project will help them understand the self-management practices they would recommend to patients other than pharmacological interventions. Interdisciplinary colleagues could also contribute significantly to the project. For instance, nutritionists are well-equipped with the correct information on healthy diets for patients suffering from different diseases. Therefore, they will help recommend healthy lifestyles and dietary changes which would help control HbA1c and daily glycemic levels and weight. Additionally, occupational therapists (OT) are healthcare professionals that help injured, disabled, or sick patients improve, recover, or develop by maintaining the life skills needed for healthy living (Burson, Fette, & Kannenberg, 2017). Therefore, they could help T2D patients maintain, recover, and develop meaningful occupations or activities for communities, groups, and individuals. The interdisciplinary team could affect or obstruct this project when they do not recommend and administer appropriate and efficient self-management interventions for the project participants. For instance, if a nutritionist recommends a diet that would not be effective in reducing glycemic levels in a patient with T2D, then the project findings will be affected when a diabetic’s health status deteriorates with the adoption of self-management. Similarly, suppose an occupational therapist does not help a patient to develop a healthy lifestyle to manage the disease adequately. Patient health outcomes will be affected in that case, impacting the project’s findings. Project Management Tools Refer to Appendix B for a driver diagram. SWOT Analysis Several factors would impede the efficient implementation of this project in the given practice setting (See Appendix C for the SWOT Analysis diagram of these factors). Strengths i. There is access to respondents who would help provide information on which strategies they have adopted and utilized in the effective management of T2D other than pharmaceutical interventions since the given setting is my organization which is in an impoverished community. ii. There is the availability of experienced researchers and professionals (such as nutritionists and occupational therapists) to help recommend effective self-management interventions to the project’s respondents. Weaknesses i. Lack of funding because there are fewer financial resources in impoverished communities; hence project initiators must fund the project themselves or look for a professional organization willing to fund the research. ii. Limiting beliefs among individuals, such as using cultural interventions like traditional herbs and ayurvedic medications, is the most effective way of preventing and treating T2D (Ahmad, 2021). These beliefs might impede the effective implementation of self-management interventions. Opportunities i. Increased interest among professional organizations and leading scientific institutions to research effective disease management strategies. This project also provides an opportunity of increasing awareness of self-management practices in this community. ii. The availability of professional organizations which help offer materials which will be useful in providing education to patients with T2D in impoverished communities. Threats i. Language and cultural barriers. The project lead might find it difficult to communicate with T2D patients from impoverished communities. Local Problem Statement T2D patients at my facility in the impoverished communities have limited education on a current standardized process for providing self-management education. Their health status deteriorates further due to a limited access to healthcare services due to different factors, such as geographical and financial barriers; this accounts for the high rates of T2D within these communities since patients lack professionals to guide them through pharmacological interventions. These high statistics could be mitigated through dietary and lifestyle modifications. Because treatments such as insulin and drugs are expensive and impoverished communities have fewer resources, it is important to prioritize prevention and manage the disease using self-management practices. It is also essential to spread awareness and educate patients during the consistent follow up visits on how lifestyle changes could be as effective as using drugs to manage and prevent T2D. Literature Review Description of Search Strategy Search Strategy An all-inclusive search was performed through Ebscohost utilizing the following databases: PsycInfo, PsycArtiCLES, MEDLINE, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, CINAHL, and Academic Search Complete. The search was conducted to establish best practices in self-management interventions for T2D. The top search terms used include randomized controlled trials, self-management, patient education, self-care, type 2 diabetes, and diabetes mellitus. Only peer-reviewed articles written in English between January 2015 to 2022 were selected. Additionally, the Cochrane Library was looked up for self-management review. The first search yielded 62 peer-reviewed articles abstracted for self-management intervention topics. This topic was screened independently and then selected articles for quality appraisal and inclusion criteria. Once the pieces were screened, a quality appraisal and inclusion criteria were developed. For the articles to be included in the official review, they were analyzed using the following inclusion criteria. The article must have the following: i. Provided quantitative and qualitative empirical (descriptive, cohort study, quasi-experimental, RCT, systematic review, or meta-analysis) evaluative support. ii. Identified an intervention. iii. Included an outcome variable of self-care and self-management. iv. Included adult respondents with type II diabetes. v. Operationalized as a psychosocial indicator (such as support, stage of change, depression, stress, or emotional adjustment), physiological indicator (such as cholesterol, HbA1c, weight, blood pressure, blood glucose level), self-management outcomes (such as SBGM pattern, medication, exercise, diet) and knowledge. Forty-six articles were excluded since they failed to meet the inclusion criteria because they focused on T1D rather than T2D. Duplicates were removed from search results. The themes of the remaining sixteen articles selected for review included patient education, lifestyle modification programs, peer support, and lifestyle adaptation. The reference lists of the selected articles were then analyzed to locate other relevant articles in the search. At the end of the reviews and search, 14 articles were chosen for synthesis. All articles chosen for review were critically appraised using the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Model Heirchy of Evidence guide. The quality of the articles selected for this review could be summarized as high-quality randomized clinical trials (n=1), good-quality systematic reviews (n=2), good-quality meta-analysis (n=1), moderate-quality integrative review (n=1), high-quality qualitative descriptive study (n=11), and good quality literature reviews (n=4). See Appendix A for evidence table. Synthesized Key Findings Interventions Used to Improve the Problem and their Outcomes Peer Support or Coaching or Peer Health Coaching Peer support, peer coaching, and health coaching utilize volunteers or health care providers, often referred to as peer supporters or coaches, to offer self-management care to individuals with the same healthcare condition as them or those they consider their peers (Thom et al., 2013; Ghorob et al., 2011). These peers and coaches could include healthcare professionals, family members, educators, community health workers, and patients. Ideally, peer health coaching is done to connect a patient to other patients that have the same health issues. Regardless of peer support or coaching, the objective is to motivate and engage T2D patients in self-care and self-management. Peer support and coaching interventions have been adequately researched in disease education. Tang et al. (2011) explains that in diabetes self-management, peers and coaches play multiple roles, such as group facilitator, mentor, case manager, educator, cultural translator, and advocate. Peer support and coaching are often delivered by trained professionals and primarily emphasize self-management interventions based on documented curricula and time limited. Based on efficiency, support and peer health coaching have effectively helped lower HbA1c levels and improve self-management (Powers et al., 2015; Moskowitz et al., 2013). Due to such favorable results, peer support and health coaching have received significant interest as effective interventions for disease self-care (Aschbrenner et al., 2015). Patient Education Diabetes self-management education (DSME) has been the most common and effective strategy for managing diabetes (Pamungkas, Chamroonsawasdi, & Vatanasomboon, 2017). This intervention program has evolved over the decades to include biopsychosocial treatment models and affective and behavioral tactics to deal with the psychosocial and medical requirements of individuals with T2D (Carpenter, DiChiacchio, & Barker, 2019). Patient education could be administered in different modalities, to groups or individuals, professionals, or peers, in extended or short-term sessions. DSME entails various crucial components (monitoring checks, physical activity, adherence to diet, and treatments) that should be maintained to prevent complications related to diabetes (Carpenter, DiChiacchio, & Barker, 2019). Powers et al. (2015) found that implementing self-management education effectively improves the quality of life for T2D. For instance, the ADA have a toolkit for implementing DSME into different practices. Lifestyle Modification Programs Lifestyle modification programs are used to improve health outcomes through behavior and lifestyle changes. Lifestyle modification programs could comprise a variety of topics such as stress management, exercise, diet, and medications (Carpenter, DiChiacchio, & Barker, 2019). Lifestyle modification programs have had a long history in managing diabetes because it usually combines interventions targeting behavior modification, exercise, diet, and medication management. Lifestyle modification programs such as self-efficacy, healthy diets, and greater exercise have helped patients with T2D manage their weight and control their glycemic and HbA1c levels (Delahanty et al., 2013; Kerrison et al., 2017; Carpenter, DiChiacchio, & Barker, 2019). Problem-solving or Problem-Solving Therapy Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a strategy for behavioral modification used to determine what needs to be done to attain a goal that is not apparent (Carpenter, DiChiacchio, & Barker, 2019). Problem-solving therapy aims to minimize adverse emotional reactions, change behavior, and improve positive emotional responses (Zhang et al., 2018). Problem-solving therapy entails teaching individuals suffering from a chronic disease how to deal with life issues by breaking them down into two different sections: utilizing problem-solving skills and employing problem-solving orientations to life. Making their health a priority which requires being consistent with appointments regarding health care. Additionally, problem-solving therapy mainly focuses on teaching a patient skill such as recognizing the health issues, when to seek medical attention, defining the problems, comprehending them, setting health objectives associated with the health issue, identifying alternative strategies to solve the health issue, analyzing and selecting the best methods, implementing these alternatives, and analyzing their effort in solving the problem (Nezu et al., 2012). Problem-solving therapy (PST) has had an extended history in counseling and clinical mindset to deal with substance abuse, coping skills and stress management, relational and family distress, and several mental health disorders. Additionally, problem-solving therapy has been constantly used within diabetes care and education and is recognized as a crucial skill, intervention, and process in diabetes self-management (Carpenter, DiChiacchio, & Barker, 2019). Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of the Interventions Identified Barriers to T2D self-management include lack of support, shortage of resources, inadequate behavioral beliefs, and knowledge, and suffering from health issues (Shi et al., 2020). When patients lack support from their families (such as lack of emotional support, taking medications, and eating healthy) and professionals, it interferes with the efficacy of self-management interventions. Some health issues, such as insomnia, physical discomfort, and hyperglycemia, could also interfere with self-care (Shi et al., 2020). These issues reduce patient motivation to engage in self-management interventions. Moreover, the shortage of resources, such as omitting doctor follow up visits, limited access to patient education, lack of finances to buy healthy foods, limited blood glucose monitoring, and unavailability of hypoglycemic medications. Lastly, inadequate behavioral beliefs, knowledge, and confusion about taking diabetes medications interfere with the efficacy of diabetes self-management (Kulhawy-Wibe et al., 2018). Shi et al. (2020) found that many diabetic patients did not understand how to use hypoglycemic agents. Many were confused about the medications’ side effects, usage, and names, which prevented them from efficiently managing diabetes. Recognizing these barriers is essential in creating effective strategies, including promoting successful self-management, implementing patient-centered care, reinforcing social and medical support, and creating favorable environments. Also, understanding these barriers will help patients understand how they will deal with them and educate their families and peers on how they can help them manage the disease on their own. Purpose and Project Goals The project aims to promote and implement effective self-management for T2D in impoverished communities. Self-management could be one of the best alternatives for managing T2D among communities with inadequate access to quality healthcare since fewer financial resources are required than pharmacological means (Whittemore et al. 2019). For example, because T2D is mainly developed from poor diet and lifestyle practices, modifications such as eating a cleaner diet, exercising more often, and tracking glucose levels could help manage the disease. However, factors such as limiting beliefs among rural residents and lack of support from family could impede the effective use of self-management to control T2D (Shi et al. 2020). Therefore, this research will examine how such barriers could be addressed to ensure that patients manage T2D effectively without experiencing dire health effects. It will also look at how patient education could be improved within impoverished communities so that people with diabetes could learn how to manage the disease independently without the intervention of healthcare professionals. EBP Model This project utilizes the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model (JHNEBP). This model is structured to satisfy EBP needs by employing a simple process known as Practice Question, Evidence, and Translation (PET; Dang et. al. 2021). In the first step, the EBP question is created, followed by searching, appraising, describing, and rating the quality of evidence. In the last step, feasibility of the project is determined, an action plan for implementation is created, and evidence-based practice changes are implemented (Christenberry, 2017). Also, findings are presented to the larger nursing faculty and healthcare organizations. Methods Description of Intervention Respondents have to meet the following eligibility criteria to participate in the study. The participants need to be clinically diagnosed with T2D, female or make above 18 years and be willing to participate in the study. The respondents that will be excluded from participating are either pregnant during the time of the project, had severe diabetes complications, renal dialysis, serious mental illness, or terminal or acute illness. The respondents that record HbA1C >7 will be invited to our organization for two months every Monday for diabetes support group meetings (the first month) and educational presentations (the second month). Signed written consents will be obtained before collecting Diabetes Self-Management (DSM) pre-surveys such as weight measurement and DSM practice and knowledge using questionnaires that will be answered with a Likert scale. Consenting participants will be assigned numbers, that is, P1, for Participant to maintain their confidentiality while participating in the project. The weekly face-to-face diabetes support group meetings will comprise group exercises and discussions to follow up on their progress with DSM by examining their meal plans, glucose monitoring, medication issues, and insulin administration. This will be done using the teach-back method. Teach-back, also known as “Chunk and Check”, “Ask, Tell Ask”, or “Show Me”, is a highly effective, evidence-based communication technique used to enhance patient understanding when applied appropriately in a clinical setting (Tamura-Lis, 2013). Most patients often retain little to zero information in a clinical encounter; hence the teach-back method will help participants in this project solidify the practices and processes they should follow to attain better self-care. Biweekly sessions for the first month, will also have different topics on managing T2D, including healthy life behaviors, dealing with negative emotions, insulin injection and medication administration, physical activity, nutrition, prevention of chronic diabetes complications, dealing with hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, blood glucose self-monitoring, and other T2D basic knowledge. Other crucial practices introduced in these sessions include exercise logs and nutrition, plan-making, goal setting, problem-resolving skills, and brainstorming strategies. For the second month, educational presentations will be guided by the social support theory, self-determination theory, self-efficacy theory, and health belief model. The respondents will be called weekly (Fridays) for queries or follow-ups. DSM Post-Surveys will be gathered monthly, including a DSM practice and knowledge using questionnaires that will be answered with a Likert scale. The data gathered from the first DSM Post-Survey (after the first month) and the second DSM Post-Survey (after the second month) will be compared to the data collected from DSM pre-surveys. The second DSM Post-Survey will include the respondents’ latest weight, HbA1c, and glycemic levels. Outcome Measures Description of Each Measure and Rationale for Selecting the Measure The outcomes will be analyzed using different metrics. DSM pre-survey and the second DSM post-survey will include a five-item DSM questionnaire. This will be followed by a seven-item DSM questionnaire about self-management behaviors such as monitoring blood glucose, reducing complications or risks, problem-solving, healthy coping, taking medications, being active, and healthy eating (See Appendix E). The mean score will be compared to the data obtained in the DSM post-survey to determine if there is an improvement in self-care behaviors. The respondent’s weight, HbA1c, and glycemic levels will also be measured in the first week, before the educational sessions and at the end of the second month. These measurements will then be compared to establish whether there have been some improvements. During the DSM pre-survey, respondents will be assessed to determine if they have had a follow-up with their podiatrist, ophthalmologist, or endocrinologist in the last year. During the first and the second visit, respondents’ knowledge of the main topic of discussion will be measured using a five-item post-test and pre-test (See Appendix F). To constantly examine the respondent’s knowledge on these topics, the project’s participants will obtain a fourteen-item (two items for every behavior) post-test and pre-test for each T2D support group meeting. The teach-back method will be conducted in face-to-face meetings to assess the practice or competency of insulin administration and blood glucose monitoring. Validity and Reliability The validity and reliability of data obtained from the project’s outcome metrics will be achieved using different strategies. First, the levels of the respondents will be measured to determine the health condition of a T2D patient before including them in the project. Respondents with HbA1c < 7% will be excluded from the project because they have effectively managed to use self-management practices. Only those with HbA1c > 7% will be included to enable a more valid assessment of their DSM and strategic ways to increase their education on self-care practices. Data Collection Methods Semi-structured interviews Semi-structured interviews will be used to gather evidence on the experiences of T2D patients. They will also be used to understand the experiences of family members in caring for family members with T2D. The interview questions will be developed by our organization’s multidisciplinary team, with expertise in health services, public health, and nursing. The main goal of these semi-structured interviews will be to assess the level of DSME among T2D patients and their families, to determine whether they have used self-management before, and to understand the adverse outcomes they have experienced while managing the disease using self-management interventions. The semi-structured interviews will be conducted at the community clinic and audio-recorded to help in later transcription. Questionnaires A five-item DSM questionnaire will be administered to the respondents to obtain information on DSM practice and knowledge (See Appendix F). The questionnaires that will be used will be answered with a Likert scale. The questionnaires will also obtain the participant’s demographic information, including their gender, weight, and age. Surveys Surveys will help gather important information on DSM among T2D patients and their families in this community. Three primary surveys will be conducted: the DSM pre-survey, the first DSM post-survey, and the second DSM post-surveys (See Appendix E). The primary purpose of the DSM pre-survey is to assess the respondents’ self-management practices. If a participant scores positive on the pre-survey, they will be advised to continue using self-management interventions and excluded from the project. This is because a positive score indicates that they fully understand self-management and have successfully used it to manage T2D. The participants who score poorly DSM pre-survey will be included in the project to be offered patient education and ensure they can handle the disease safely and efficiently on their own. The pre-survey will also allow DSM assessment using the respondent’s HbA1c over the past year. The respondents with HbA1c > 7% will be included in the project. The primary purpose of the first DSM post-survey will be to obtain a patient’s weight, HbA1c, and glycemic levels. The mean score will be compared to the data obtained in the DSM pre-survey to determine if there is an improvement in self-care behaviours. This survey will be conducted after the first month. It will also be conducted to assess whether patients have adopted safe self-management practices. The second DSM post-survey will also be shown after the second month to determine if there have been improvements in a patient’s self-management behaviours. The respondents’ weight, HbA1c, and glycemic levels will also be obtained and compared to the first DSM post-survey measurements to assess any improvements. Data Analysis Plan The data obtained using the above data collection methods will be analysed differently. 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The effectiveness of problem-solving therapy for primary care patients’ depressive and/or anxiety disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 31(1), 139-150. Appendices Appendix A – Summary of Evidence Table EBP Question: For type II diabetics in impoverished communities, is the implementation of self-management effective? Author and Date Title of Article Population, size (n) Setting Type of Evidence Description of Intervention Outcome Measures Findings that Help Answer the EBP Question Limitations Evidence Level and Quality Implications for Proposed Project Authors: Margaret A. Powers, Joan Bardsley, Marjorie Cypress, Paulina Duker, Martha M. Funnell, Amy Hess Fischl, Melinda D. Maryniuk, Linda Siminerio, & Eva Vivian Publication Date: 5 June 2015 Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics N/A N/A Literature Review This is a study of a given phenomenon through a thorough survey of peer-reviewed articles. Quality of life. Type II diabetes is a burdensome and complex disease that demands individuals to make rational health decisions to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The implementation of self-management is therefore effective for diabetics in rural communities where they would have difficulty accessing healthcare resources. This literature review did not incorporate a section highlighting the limitation. Nonetheless, there are minor differences between the findings of these articles. The findings of this article are consistent and hence adequate to be used in the project. This article will help build on the research concerning the importance of introducing self-management care for diabetes type II in impoverished communities. Authors: Morgan Griesemer Lepard, Alessandra L. Joseph, April A. Agne & Andrea L. Cherrington Publication Date: 7 May 2015 Diabetes Self-Management Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Living in Rural Areas: A Systematic Literature Review N/A N/A Literature Review This is a study of a given phenomenon through a thorough survey of peer-reviewed articles. Rates of type II diabetes The authors found that in impoverished communities, there are higher rates of type II diabetes due to limited access to diabetes education, health services, and community resources. However, interventions such as collaborative goal-setting and motivational support are likely to enhance the metabolic control of a diabetic. Possible publication bias. Difficulty comparing data from several articles. The interventions analyzed were of different lengths and designed for several cultural groups hence making it difficult to compare the studies. The evidence provided by this article is sufficient, however, the inconsistencies in the results in different articles interfere with the validity of the results. The findings from this article will be used to build on the research since the results indicate that there is a positive impact of self-management care for diabetics in rural communities. Authors: Roger Carpenter, Toni DiChiacchio & Kendra Barkera Publication Date: 10 Jan 2019 Interventions for self-management of type 2 diabetes: An integrative review N/A N/A Integrative review It is a methodology that summarizes past theoretical and empirical literature to offer a comprehensive comprehension of a phenomenon. HbA1c level. A significant amount of literature showed that self-management has a short-term improvement in distress reduction and glycemic control. Due to the exhaustive nature of the existing evidence on this phenomenon, it is difficult to be informed about the entire body of literature on this topic. The evidence offered by this article is inadequate because different articles reveal different results on the efficacy of self-management in diabetes care. Implications remain inconclusive. Authors: Fadli, F. Publication Date: 2022 The Impact of Self-Management-Based Care Interventions on Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients: A Philosophical Perspective N/A N/A Literature Review This is a study of a given phenomenon through a thorough survey of peer-reviewed articles. The quality of life of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Most articles indicated an increase in the quality of life and self-care behaviors among type 2 diabetes patients after being subjected to self-management interventions. Some articles did not indicate a major difference in the quality of life among diabetics utilizing self-management in impoverished communities. The article provides valid evidence because most of the articles reviewed provided similar results. Since this article indicates a positive relationship between self-management and diabetics in impoverished societies, it will be used to build research on the topic. Authors: Burd, C., Gruss, S., Albright, A., Schumacher, P. & Alley, D. Publication Date: 28 Jan 2022 Translating knowledge into action to prevent type 2 diabetes: Medicare expansion of the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention. Over 3,000 adults RCT groups Literature Review This is a study of a given phenomenon through a thorough survey of peer-reviewed articles. Rate of Diabetes Type II among groups using medicine and self-management. The self-management group indicated a 71% rate of reducing the effects of diabetes type II while the group using metformin indicated a 31% likelihood of managing the disease. Racial inequality because a majority of the respondents were not at a high risk of developing diabetes type 2. High-quality evidence because there are expert opinions from Medicaid Innovation Center. Results will help answer the EBP question and build on the research. Authors: Yamaoka, K., Nemoto, A., & Tango, T. Publication Date: 19 June 2019 Comparison of the Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification with Other Treatments on the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in People at High Risk: A Network Meta-Analysis n=113 Online research PUBMED database Meta- analysis An epidemiological, formal, and quantitative study design is utilized to systematically analyze the findings of past research on a given topic. Quality of life of diabetics. Findings indicate that self-management through lifestyle modifications help prevent the progression of type 2 diabetes. The type of education training utilized was ununiform among different studies. The study only used PUBMED in the review. Good quality of evidence because the sample used was adequate. However, some articles provide inconsistent results. The findings will be used to supplement the findings of other articles on the same topic. Authors: Kerrison, G., Gillis, R. B., Jiwani, S. I., Alzahrani, Q., Kok, S., Harding, S. E., Shaw, I. & Adams, G. G. Publication Date: 16 Apr 2017 The Effectiveness of Lifestyle Adaptation for the Prevention of Prediabetes in Adults: A Systematic Review Population: 1,780 studies n:9 studies Electronic Databases such as CENTRAL, Cochrane, PsycINFO, EMBASE, MEDLINE, CINAHL Systematic Review Summary of literature that use reproducible and explicit methods to synthesize, critically appraise, and search a particular issue. Glycemic control, weight changes, BMI, and physical exercise capacity. Self-management such as changing lifestyle behaviors helps minimize the incidence of diabetes type 2. Minor differences in the findings of the studies. High-quality evidence These results will help formulate the final project’s report on the efficacy of self-management in individuals with diabetes type II. Authors: Walker, R. J., Strom Williams, J., & Egede, L. E. Publication Date: April 2016 Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Determinants of Health on Diabetes Outcomes N/A N/A Systematic Review Summary of literature that use reproducible and explicit methods to synthesize, critically appraise, and search a particular issue. Quality of life Even though the findings of this article do not address the evidence-based question directly, it helps highlight factors that might affect certain groups from receiving treatment such as economic classes. Limited evidence on how ethnicity and race affect the quality of health outcomes of diabetics in impoverished communities. The evidence provided is of moderate quality. The findings of this article could be used to explain some of the factors that prevent diabetics in impoverished communities from accessing medical care services. This will help indicate a need for the implementation of self-management. Authors: Delahanty, L. M., Peyrot, M., Shrader, P. J., Williamson, D. A., Meigs, J. B., Nathan, D. M., & DPP Research Group. Publication Date: 2013 Pretreatment, Psychological, and Behavioral Predictors of Weight Outcomes Among Lifestyle Intervention Participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) n: 274 DPP community centers Randomized clinical trial Assigning respondents to different groups (control group and treatment group) that receive different treatments. Weight loss. Self-efficacy, healthy diets, and greater exercise helped 40.5% of the participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) achieve their weight loss goal. The participants in this study did not fully represent all diabetics trying to lose weight. The evidence provided is high quality. These findings show that self-management could help diabetes manage the disease. Authors: Whittemore, R., Vilar-Compte, M., De La Cerda, S., Marron, D., Conover, R., Delvy, R., & Pérez-Escamilla, R. Publication Date: 23 August 2019 Challenges to diabetes self-management for adults with type 2 diabetes in low-resource settings in Mexico City: a qualitative descriptive study n: 20 adults 3 Seguro Popular primary care clinics in Mexico City Qualitative descriptive study This approach systematically describes a phenomenon. Glycemic targets. Factors that interfere with the efficacy of self-management in diabetics include lack of resources, mental health issues, cultural beliefs, and lack of family support. The sample was in a single geographical location hence it does not mirror the situation in other impoverished regions. High-quality evidence. The findings could be used in the project to show how self-management helps patients in impoverished societies manage the disease. Appendix B – Project Management Tools Figure 1: Driver Diagram Appendix C – SWOT Analysis Strengths Access to respondents who would help provide information on which strategies they have adopted and utilized in the effective management of T2D. Availability of experienced researchers and professionals. Weaknesses Lack of funding. Limiting beliefs. Opportunities Increased interest among professional organizations and leading scientific institutions to research effective disease management strategies. Availability of professional organizations which help provide education to patients with T2D in impoverished communities. Threats Language barriers. Cultural barriers. Table 2: SWOT Analysis Appendix D- Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application Letter Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application Letter Title of the Project: Implementation of Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Education in an Impoverished Community Expected Number of Participants: 50 males and 50 females Participant Age Group: 18-25 Purpose of the Project: The project aims to endorse and implement practical self-management for T2D among patients in impoverished communities. The project hopes to shed light on some barriers to successfully implementing self-management within this population and devise strategies to help address them. This will be followed by an analysis of safe and effective ways to manage the disease without worsening a patient’s health status. Once all the risks have been evaluated and addressed, patient education will be provided to patients and their families or friends to help successfully implement this alternative treatment intervention method. Measures Taken to Protect Participants: The project’s purpose will be disclosed to participants to reduce the risks of adverse reactions and effects during the project. Respondents will recognize the importance of answering some interview questions with full disclosure. It will also help eliminate participants whose health status is poor to avoid further deteriorating their condition. The participants will also sign a consent letter to ensure that every person participates willingly. Pseudonyms will also be given to the participant instead of their actual names to maintain confidentiality. Process of Selecting Respondents: An advertisement will be posted at the community clinic to invite willing participants to engage in the project. Each participant will be interviewed before selection to conduct a cross-examination which will help determine the type of diabetes they have and whether they have other underlying conditions that could worsen with self-management practices. The selected sample will complete a disclosure consent form before the project starts. Name of Project Manager Date Appendix E-DSM Pre and Post-Survey Questions Pre-Survey Post-Survey #1 (Month 1) Post-Survey #2 (Month 2) 1. I exercise regularly to maintain my blood sugar at optimal levels. 2. I keep all the appointments (ones that have been recommended for effective T2D management) with my doctors. 3. I adhere to dietary recommendations offered by a diabetes specialist. 4. I record the levels of my blood sugar constantly. 5. I monitor my blood sugar levels often. 6. Knowledge of self-management practices: Monitoring blood sugar Problem-solving Being active Healthy eating Taking medications Reducing complications or risks Healthy coping MEAN SCORE PERCENTAGE INCREASE *Use 5 level Likert Scale to answer the survey (1 being strongly disagreed and five being strongly agreed) Appendix F-Five-Item Questionnaire *Tick the correct answer Sex: Age: Weight: 1. T2D is: weighing heavily too much blood glucose or sugar too much insulin 2. Blood sugar levels can be reduced through: Weight loss Carbohydrate-controlled diets Insulin injection All of the above 3. T2D: Can be managed through insulin, oral medication, more physical exercise, and healthy diets Has multiple causes and is strongly familial Is common 4. Hypoglycemia occurs while using oral medication and insulin therapy. True False 5. Blood sugar might increase when: Taking the wrong insulin therapy or the dose of drugs Eating junk and sugary items A person is losing weight

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