Date of Award
Final DNP Paper
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Family Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Stacy Mikel, DNP
Tom Roberts, PA-C
Adults with type II diabetes mellitus need to understand the disease and manage their chronic condition to live a healthy and comfortable life. This project aimed to educate adults with type II diabetes mellitus in self-management of their chronic illness to increase their health literacy to improve their heart health, kidney health, nutrition, and exercise. The project utilized a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) approach to education for adults with type II diabetes mellitus on the disease process.
METHODS: This project is a quality improvement project focused on educating adults with type II diabetes mellitus in managing their chronic conditions to increase their self-care confidence.
RESULTS: Eighty-six percent of participants showed an increase in confidence in caring for their chronic disease. Fourteen percent of the participants' confidence level remained the same.
CONCLUSION: Educating adults with type II diabetes mellitus can improve their confidence in caring for their chronic disease.
Keywords: Type II Diabetes, Adults, Rural, Self-management education, Health Literacy
Purvis, Elissa, "Improving Health Literacy for Diabetics in a Rural Community" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 23.