Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Tidwell, K. Diane

Committee Member

Briley, A. Chiquita

Committee Member

Lee, Michelle

Date of Degree

8-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Abstract

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.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15417

Comments

HbA1c||Diabetes

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