Grandparent Education Through Simulation-Diabetes
Graduate School of Nursing
Endocrine System Diseases | Health Services Administration | Medical Education | Nursing | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Pediatrics | Public Health Education and Promotion
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of using human patient simulation (HPS) to teach type 1 diabetes (T1DM) management to grandparents of grandchildren with T1DM.
METHODS: Thirty grandparents (11 male, 19 female) of young grandchildren (aged 12 and under) with T1DM were recruited from an urban medical center. Experimental group (n = 14) grandparents received hands-on visual T1DM management education using an HPS intervention, and control group (n = 16) grandparents received similar education using a non-HPS intervention.
FINDINGS: This study demonstrated the feasibility of recruiting and retaining grandparents into a clinical trial using HPS to teach T1DM management. Post intervention, all grandparent scores for T1DM knowledge, confidence, and fear showed significant improvement from time 1 to time 2, with HPS group grandparent scores showing consistently larger improvement.
CONCLUSIONS: The consistency of larger HPS-taught grandparent score improvement is suggestive of a benefit for the HPS teaching method. Early multimethod Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)-provided T1DM education is an important point of entry for inducting grandparent members onto the grandchild's diabetes care team.
DOI of Published Version
Diabetes Educ. 2015 Dec;41(6):678-89. doi: 10.1177/0145721715607982. Epub 2015 Sep 30. Link to article on publisher's site
The Diabetes educator
Maguire, Laura L.; Crawford, Sybil L.; and Sullivan-Bolyai, Susan, "Grandparent Education Through Simulation-Diabetes" (2015). Graduate School of Nursing Publications and Presentations. 54.