Diabetes Self-Management at Baseline, 6-Month and 12-Month Follow-up

resultsIn this randomized controlled trial of 460 adults with type 2 diabetes, there was an increase (9.1%) in participants moving from non-adherence to adherence at both 6 month follow-up (9.1%) and 12 month follow-up (9.1%).  The significant difference among the collective group provides both statistical and clinical evidence for the effectiveness of the use of CHWs in improving medication adherence and improving glycemic control at a FQHC.   We have contributed to the growing body of literature that supports the use of CHWs to positively increase diabetes knowledge, improve diabetes self-management and medication adherence, promote lifestyle change, including physical activity and healthy eating habits, and improve health outcomes among minority populations with low
socioeconomic status.