Pharmacological management of niddm : an exploratory descriptive study on nurse practitioner practice
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) affects approximately ninety percent of the eight million people diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. A concern exists that patients with NIDDM are receiving conservative pharmacological approaches to care by primary care providers, leaving patients with inadequately controlled blood glucose levels.
Uncontrolled blood glucose levels have been associated with higher incidences of chronic complications associated with diabetes mellitus.
The purpose of this study was to examine the pharmacological management of NIDDM by nurse practitioners based on NIDDM case studies. The case studies were developed by the researcher and reviewed by an expert panel of endocrinologists to establish content validity and test-retest reliability. The conceptual framework identified for this study was based on an algorithm designed by the American Diabetes Association (AD.A.) for the pharmacological therapy ofNIDDM.
The case studies were sent to a randomized sample of 200 ARNP' s from central Florida. Inclusion criteria were that the ARNP had to be practicing in direct patient care and managing adults with NIDDM. Surveys were returned by 119 (59.5%) ARNP's, but only 14 met the inclusion criteria. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics.
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Sole, Mary Lou
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
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Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
House, Lou Anna, "Pharmacological management of niddm : an exploratory descriptive study on nurse practitioner practice" (1996). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 2959.