Effects of a self-management skills-acquisition program on pre-dialysis patients with diabetic nephropathy

Harada Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Nephrology nursing journal: journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (Impact Factor: 0.62). 06/2013; 40(2):141-8; quiz 149.
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The study was to examine the effects of a six-month educational program aiming acquisition of self-management skills on patients with diabetic nephropathy. One-group, pre- and post-test design was performed. Face-to-face and telephone interviews were conducted by nurses. Thirty participants completed the program. As a result of the program, self-efficacy, self-management ability, and Hb(A1c) improved, and renal function was maintained.

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