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Literacy-appropriate educational materials and brief counseling improve diabetes self-management
Patient Education & Counseling
  • Andrea S. Wallace, University of Iowa
  • H. K. Seligman
  • T. C. Davis
  • D. Schillinger
  • C. L. Arnold
  • B. Bryant-Shilliday
  • J. K. Freburger
  • D. A. DeWalt
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
Patient Educ Couns
DOI of Published Version
OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we evaluated the impact of providing patients with a literacy-appropriate diabetes education guide accompanied by brief counseling designed for use in primary care. METHODS: We provided the Living with Diabetes guide and brief behavior change counseling to 250 English and Spanish speaking patients with type 2 diabetes. Counseling sessions using collaborative goal setting occurred at baseline and by telephone at 2 and 4 weeks. We measured patients' activation, self-efficacy, diabetes distress, knowledge, and self-care at baseline and 3-month follow-up. RESULTS: Statistically significant (p
  • Diabetes Mellitus,
  • Counseling,
  • Attitude to Health,
  • Patient Education -- Methods,
  • Self Care,
  • Adult,
  • Aged,
  • Aged,
  • 80 and Over,
  • Educational Measurement,
  • Educational Status,
  • Female,
  • Health Behavior,
  • Health Promotion,
  • Human,
  • Male,
  • Middle Age,
  • Models,
  • Educational
Published Article/Book Citation
Patient Education & Counseling, 75:3 (2009) pp.328-333. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2008.12.017.
Citation Information
Andrea S. Wallace, H. K. Seligman, T. C. Davis, D. Schillinger, et al.. "Literacy-appropriate educational materials and brief counseling improve diabetes self-management" Patient Education & Counseling Vol. 75 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 328 - 333 ISSN: 0738-3991
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