Current research findings suggest that improving provider education and utilizing communication guidelines can positively impact patient outcomes. This study used a series of three surveys and a focus group to examine if primary care provider’s knowledge, confidence, and practice regarding prediabetes patient education can be improved by utilizing the Ready and Able prediabetes lifestyle modification education tool. Study results found that the Ready and Able conversation guide was well received, had a positive impact on providers knowledge and confidence, and addressed barriers to delivering patient education.
prediabetes, lifestyle modification, knowledge, confidence, practice, primary care provider
Date of this Version
McConnell, Larry II; Richards, Elizabeth; Gallegos, Julian; and Tashijian-Gibbs, Marcella, "Improving Primary Care Provider Prediabetes Patient Education Through Use of an Education Tool" (2023). School of Nursing Faculty Publications. Paper 59.
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