Congratulations to MSCR graduates and faculty advisors for your recent publication! Janelle Branoff, MSCR, Chloe Kelly, MSCR, Sadia Huma, MSCR, Michael R. Jiroutek, DrPH, and Beth S. Sutton, PhD, published "A Retrospective Cross-sectional Analysis of Health Education Disparities in Patients with Diabetes Using Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey" in the February edition of The Diabetes EDUCATOR. The research group evaluated exercise, weight reduction, diet and nutrition education over four years of data to determine if there was an association with various demographic and socioeconomic factors. The research found patients using Medicaid or who live in rural areas are significantly less likely to receive diet/nutrition education. Furthermore, those in rural areas or greater than 45 years of age were less likely to receive exercise education. Over the years studied, patient education rates increased and disparities decreased. This study serves as a reminder to all health care providers to educate patients on exercise, weight reduction, diet and nutrition and to be cognoscente of potential disparities.
To read the full publication, click here or search doi: 10.1177/0145721716685408 in the February edition of The Diabetes EDUCATOR.