Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between self-management (SM) behaviors, family support (FS) , patient perceptions of interprofessional collaborative (IPC) teamwork, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), glycemic stability (SRBG), and patients with diabetic foot ulceration (DFU).
Significance: With over 30 million Americans living with diabetes and half of those not participating in education related to their condition, there is a need to improve understanding of approaches to assist patients and families in managing their condition. Active engagement of patients with chronic disease in their care significantly lowers their mortality risk. While research indicates that self-management behaviors influence the outcomes of patients with diabetes, findings that link family support and IPC team care is absent.
Aim 1: Determine whether family support and patient perceptions of interprofessional collaborative teamwork influences self-management behaviors in patients with DFU.
Hypothesis 1: Patients with DFU that report higher levels of FS and IPC teamwork will also have higher levels of SM behaviors
The objective of Aim 1 is to determine if family support, and patient perceptions of IPC teamwork influences SM behaviors in patients with DFU. The rationale is to understand the impact of patient perceptions of FS and IPC teamwork on SM behaviors.
Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational research design was used to explore the relationship between SM behaviors, FS, perceptions of IPC teamwork, HRQoL and glycemic control (SRBG) in patients with DFU being treated at a wound care specialty clinic.
The expected outcome is that positive perceptions of FS and IPC teamwork will positively impact SM behaviors. This will lead to increased initiatives to use FS and IPC team strategies to improve health outcomes. This will lead to improved health outcomes and lessen the economic burden of the patient and health care system.
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Lorie Sigmon, Kathleen Waite, Erin Leiman, Teri Kennedy
declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
- Physicians: This activity will be designated for CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM through ACCME.
- Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
- Nurses: This activity will be designated for CNE nursing contact hours through ANCC.
- Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity will be designated for CPE contact hours (CEUs) through ACPE.
- Social Workers: This activity will be designated for social work continuing education credits through ASWB.
- All health professionals: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.