Date of Award

Spring 5-1985

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)



Committee Director

Sue Young

Committee Director

Linda L. Davis

Committee Member

Helen Yura

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.N8M68


This study explored the effect of blood glucose self-monitoring on two dependent variables: (a) the diabetic client's self-esteem, and (b) the diabetic client's ability to apply knowledge about diabetes mellitus. The sample consisted of two groups of adult Type I diabetic clients. Group I consisted of ten clients who had been performing blood glucose self-monitoring for at least one year, and group II consisted of ten clients who had been performing urine testing for at least one year. A questionnaire was utilized which included: (a) a demographic data sheet, (b) a diabetic knowledge tool, and (c) a self-esteem tool. The results showed that there were no significant differences in self-esteem between groups. However, there were significant differences between groups in the application of knowledge of diabetes mellitus as evidenced by the achievement of higher scores on the knowledge tool in group I.


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