The Effects of Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring on Self-Esteem and the Ability to Apply Knowledge About Diabetes Mellitus
Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Linda L. Davis
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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"The Effects of Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring on Self-Esteem and the Ability to Apply Knowledge About Diabetes Mellitus"
(1985). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Thesis, Nursing, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/kj6d-rd31