Table 1

Characteristics of the study population (N=85)
Characteristics Goal-setting intervention arm (n=44) Group education arm (n=41) P-value
Age, mean (SD) 64.6 (7.3) 63.6 (7.7) 0.57
Race, number (%)
  White 22 (50%) 17 (41%)
  African American 13 (30%) 14 (34%) 0.54
  Hispanic or Latino 6 (13%) 9 (22%)
  Other 3 (7%) 1 (3%)
Co-morbidity Score*, mean (SD) 2.98 (2.3) 3.66 (3.1) 0.25
Baseline Hemoglobin A1C, mean (SD) 8.53 (1.20) 8.65 (1.23) 0.67
Education Level, number (%)
  ≤ High School 12 (27.3%) 10 (24.4%) 0.76
  > Some College/Trade School 32 (72.7%) 31 (75.6%)
Knowledge and Understanding of Diabetes, mean (SD) 3.1 (.85) 2.9 (1.0) 0.54
How Much Diabetes Interferes with Daily Life, mean (SD) 2.5 (.77) 2.7 (.88) 0.36

*Deyo modification of the Charlson Co-morbidity Index using outpatient ICD-9 codes.

Diabetes Care Profile22, section 4, (13-item subscale, scale range 1–5 [Higher score indicates greater knowledge]).

Diabetes Care Profile, section 7 (14-items subscale, scale range 1–5 [Higher score indicates more interference]).

Teal et al.

Teal et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:152   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-152

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