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Document Type


Degree Name

Master Of Science In Nursing

Colleges & School

Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences

First Advisor

Christine Miller, PhD, RN

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Self-care, Health; Diabetes; Chronic diseases


There is increasing evidence to suggest that self-management education programs can complement medical care for patients with chronic conditions, particularly diabetes. Research indicates that self-efficacy is important to improve outcomes and perceived health status for patients with chronic disease including diabetes. This nine article review of research literature was designed to identify self-management programs that positively impacted the health outcomes and perceived health status of those individuals with diabetes in both rural and urban communities. The review included quantitative studies done between 2008 and 2015 in the United States. Findings support the value of disease self-management programs for long-term support of diabetic patients to improve health outcomes and perceived health status of their chronic disease. To facilitate continuous reinforcement to achieve optimal health and perceived health status of these patients, specially trained nurses are needed within the community health setting.


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