Mississippi State University
Tidwell, K. Diane
Briley, A. Chiquita
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels are indicators for managing Diabetes Mellitus. This study investigated the effectiveness of Diabetes Mellitus education classes based on participants’ HbA1c levels. The HbA1c and body mass index (BMI) values were analyzed using t-tests to determine significant (P ≤ 0.05) differences between baseline (N = 46) levels compared to three months, six months, and 12 months after class participation and reported as means ± standard deviations. The study was not able to track all participants as some did not attend all follow-up sessions. Mean HbA1c levels were lower at three months (8.1% ± 2.1, P = 0.002, n = 31), six months (8.11% ± 2.6, P = 0.001, n = 39), and 12 months (8.7% ±± 2.3, P = 0.050, n = 29) compared to baseline (9.5% ± 2.4). The baseline BMI was 36.7kg/m2 ± 9.7 with similar (P > 0.05) values after class attendance.
Farnsworth, Amy Rebekah, "The effectiveness of Diabetes Mellitus education for managing hemoglobin A1c levels in adults" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 4385.