Educational Attainment Moderates the Effect of a Brief Diabetes Intervention
Diabetes, Self-care, Brief intervention, Educational attainment, Hemoglobin A1c
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Aims: Those with less education are at increased risk for developing diabetes and have a poorer prognosis. Intensive diabetes self-care interventions have been more effective at improving glycemic control in those with lower educational attainment. Due to limited resources, the focus has shifted to brief, cost-effective health interventions. This study examined whether educational attainment moderates the effect of a brief, telephone delivered self-care intervention on glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Results: A significant education by intervention group interaction effect indicated that participants with higher educational attainment had greater improvement in glycemic control (A1c) than those with less educational attainment; whereas, educational attainment was unrelated to change in glycemic control (A1c) within the control group.
Conclusions: People with higher educational attainment may benefit to a greater extent from brief self-care interventions for diabetes, while those with lower educational attainment may require more intensive treatment.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, v. 95, issue 1, p. 62-67
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Sacco, William P.; Bykowski, Cathy A.; Mayhew-Purcell, Laura Lynn; and White, Kristi E., "Educational Attainment Moderates the Effect of a Brief Diabetes Intervention" (2012). Psychology Faculty Publications. 908.