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Title:Comparison of diabetes-related guidelines and practice in nursing homes
Author(s):Huang, Weixiao
Advisor(s):Chapman-Novakofski, Karen M.
Department / Program:Food Science & Human Nutrition
Discipline:Food Science & Human Nutrition
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nursing Home
Abstract:Long-term care of elderly with diabetes in nursing homes has been a national issue. Guidelines focusing on long-term care of elderly with diabetes in nursing homes have been few, and the practice in nursing homes has faced a lot of challenges. This study was to evaluate the similarities and differences between policies and practice of diabetes long-term care of elderly residents in nursing homes. The study chose two guidelines as standards, and created a survey based on seven articles related to long-term care of elderly with diabetes in nursing homes. After expert panel’s review and modifications, the survey was sent through emails, web message boxes, and phone interviews to nursing homes primarily in Illinois. The survey included mainly nine categories of diabetes care, which were Staff Available, Staff Training, Resident Food, Medical evaluation, Medication, Other Evaluations on Diabetes Care, Goals, Resident Education, and Special and Emerging Care. The primary result was expect Staff Available, more than 50% of responded nursing homes were aligned with half or more of guidelines on the rest eight categories. But when analyzing specific questions, the study reflected some gaps between the guidelines and practice. Guidelines and practice are both needed to modify and improve to contribute to achieve high quality of diabetes care in nursing homes.
Issue Date:2015-07-21
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Weixiao Huang
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-29
Date Deposited:August 201

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