Date of Award
Final DNP Paper
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Lori McGrath
Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can lead to multiple health problems if not treated properly. Research has shown that if T2DM patients have proper education and continued follow-up care from their health care provider, their prognoses are better. The problem is many health care providers (HCP) lack knowledge in educating patients about T2DM.
Purpose: This study aimed to assess HCPs’ knowledge of evidence-based practice measures to educate patients diagnosed with T2DM and provide education via an educational website.
Methods: This quality improvement project consisted of a comprehensive educational website offered to HCPs to increase their knowledge base on educating T2DM patients.
Results: With a p-value of <0.04, a significant difference was noted in the data in the performance of HCPs before the educational quality improvement (M=18.67, SD=1.15) as compared to after (M=20.33, SD=.58); t (2) = -5.00.
Conclusion: T2DM can be a deadly disease; however, the patient can live a healthier life with thorough education and treatment. This educational program is needed to increase the HCPs' knowledge base in the care of T2DM.
Caddell, Jeanette, "Implementing a Type 2 Diabetic Comprehensive Educational Website for Health Care Providers in a Rural Health Clinic" (2022). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 79.