Testing a behavioral education and counseling program promoting diabetes and chronic kidney disease self-management - Teresa J. Sakraida, Ph.D., R.N.

The Foundation's Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.Is it good to be SMaRT? This grant will support a pilot study that will test the effectiveness of a tailored behavioral-education and counseling intervention titled "Self-Management and Resourceful Transition" (SMaRT) to promote patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and stage 3 chronic kidney disease ability to care for themselves. It is anticipated that the SMaRT group will have improved health outcomes of disease burden, quality of life, and glycemic control as compared to a Usual Care group. Eighty patients will be recruited from outpatient clinics and randomly assigned to receive the SMaRT program or Usual Care. Primary outcome measures for disease burden, quality of life, and glycemic control (HgA1c) will be measured at 3, 6, and 12 months. The patient characteristics, readiness to change, their ability to self-manage diabetes, and their belief in their ability to do so (self-efficacy) will be measured at 6 and 12 months after SMaRT. Analysis of variance statistical procedures will be used to test the differences in scores for the SMaRT and Usual Care groups on the primary outcome measures. The implementation of SMaRT and this analysis will allow us to determine the feasibility (i.e., recruitment, retention, SMaRT delivery) and effectiveness (i.e., effect size estimates) of this intervention for this population.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $350,000.00

Awarded on: 8/18/2008

Time frame: 9/1/2008 - 3/31/2012

Grant Number: 64198


University of Colorado College of Nursing

Anschutz Medical Campus
13120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop C 288
Aurora, 80045-2510


Teresa J. Sakraida
Project Director