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Am J Health Behav. 2012 Mar;36(2):193-202. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.36.2.5.

Predictors of daily blood glucose monitoring in Appalachian Ohio.

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Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA. raffle@ohio.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine factors contributing to successful diabetes self-management in Appalachia, as evidenced by daily blood glucose monitoring.

METHODS:

A telephone survey (N=3841) was conducted to assess health status and health care access. The current investigation is limited to the subset of this sample who report having diabetes (N=529).

RESULTS:

A multivariate logistic regression model established that having attended a diabetes education class (P<.01) was the most significant predictor of successful diabetes self-management. The inability to pay for care, demographic variables, and health risk indicators were not found to be significantly related to self-management.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study identifies the role of education in successful diabetes self-management for patients in the Appalachian region.

PMID:
22370257
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.36.2.5
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