Poster Presentation

Monday, November 5, 2007
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Monday, November 5, 2007
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Rising Stars Posters
Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Appalachian Women
Joy Magness, MSN, College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA
Learning Objective #1: identify the influence of self-efficacy and emotional states on the self-management of type 2 diabetes in Appalachian women.
Learning Objective #2: discuss healthcare interventions as they relate to self-management of type 2 diabetes in Appalachian women.

Gender, minority and regional related disparities have been documented in diabetes management.  Self-efficacy has been identified as a key predictor in glycemic control; however, it has not been investigated in rural populations.  The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship among self-efficacy, depression, and diabetes self-management in Appalachian women.  This is a cross-section, correlation design with a CI P <.05.  85 women with type 2 diabetes > 6 months residing in NE Tennessee will be recruited by convenience sampling.  Questionnaires include 1) Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale 2) Beck Depression Inventory II and 3) Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities.  Multiple regression and descriptive statistics will be used to analyze the data.  Nursing implications include discovery of factors that affect diabetes self-management and to inform interventions in the care of rural Appalachian women with diabetes.