Lorie Sigmon, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Lorie is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dr. Sigmon has developed and operationalized programs focusing on quality improvement and patient safety as part of an interprofessional team. She has held leadership positions as a rural Community College Director of Nursing, board member, and committee chair. Dr. Sigmon has been identified as a transformational leader and student advocate; she remains an active mentor for leaders, graduate students, and those new to conducting research. In her doctoral (PhD) research, Dr. Sigmon is conducting a funded study linking evidence-based practice in an innovative research design. Specifically, her research examines the relationship between self-management behaviors, patient’s perception of teamwork, and family support in diabetic foot ulcer patients. This is the work that she will be discussing with us today.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

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…