Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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Dr. Sheryl Winn
Dr. Debbie MacMillan
Dr. Lynne Moody
Immigrants and refugees represent an underserved population in need of quality, accessible, and culturally appropriate healthcare and education. Diabetes is a chronic condition frequently seen in this population. The author utilized the Wagner Chronic Care Model (CCM) as a theoretical framework for planning diabetes education delivery in this diverse population. Studies report significant health disparities in diabetes care and subsequent poor diabetes quality indicators in refugees and immigrants. Research has found that culturally sensitive diabetes education can improve diabetes outcomes in ethnically diverse populations. The author implemented a translational project to develop and evaluate a video-based diabetes health education intervention translated into English, Arabic, and Hindi to be used in a busy, culturally diverse, primary care waiting room setting. Results showed a statistically significant increase in knowledge of diabetes and high levels of self-efficacy and acceptability following the video intervention. The author suggests video-based health education as a viable educational solution for diabetic adults receiving care at a culturally diverse clinic in Clarkston, Georgia.
Harris, Heather, "Video-Based Diabetes Education for a Culturally Diverse Population" (2018). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Translational and Clinical Research Projects. 33.