Diabetes mellitus is the main problem of health due to several complications and high cost, that the most effective person in control of disease is the patient. This search performed for design of structural education and its effect in control of diabetic type 2 patients. A semi-experimental search performed in the diabetic type 2 patients referring to Firouzgar endocrine institute (under license of Iran University of Medical Science) in 2007-2008. 91patients selected by random sampling method, educated by lecture and "question and answer" Data collected by check list, questionnaire, FBS and HbA1c, before and 3 months after education, then analyzed. After intervention, mean of knowledge, attitude and practice increased and mean of HbA1C decreased (P<0.05), a significant relationship between practice and "BMI and duration of disease" (p<0.05), a direct relationship between knowledge and attitude, an indirect relationship between "practice and FBS" and "attitude and HbA1c" (p<0.05). Structural education promoted knowledge, attitude and practice, decreased FBS and HbA1C, so promoted control of type2 diabetes in researched patients.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||World Applied Sciences Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2013|
- Diabetes type 2
- Structural education
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