Date of Award

Spring 2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program/Concentration

Counselor Education and Supervision

Committee Director

Theodore P. Remley, Jr.

Committee Director

Christine Ward

Committee Member

Richard Bikowski

Committee Member

Edward Neukrug

Abstract

This study investigated whether providing counselors as care managers to individuals who were having difficulty managing their Type II diabetes improved their self-management, health, and functioning. Counselors used the Motivational Interviewing Model and met weekly over a six month period with patients who had Type II diabetes who had been identified as not functioning well in managing their disease. The success of the intervention was determined by a number of measures including physical symptoms of patients; patients' perceptions of the care they received; and patients' self-efficacy in managing their diabetes. The results of this study suggested that providing counselors as care managers had a positive effect on the functioning of poorly functioning diabetes patients.

DOI

10.25777/pfh7-e631

ISBN

9781124131603

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