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Culturally Competent Self-Management Program Increases Confidence and Knowledge for African Americans With or at Risk for Diabetes 8/27/2014
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
Messaging System Enables Nursing Home Residents to E-mail Loved Ones Without a Computer, Leading to Enhanced Quality of Life 8/27/2014
The Good Samaritan Society, a nursing home in Tyndall, SD, created a messaging system that enables residents to easily correspond with friends and family by e-mail without using a computer, which has enhanced residents' perceived quality of life.
Weekly Feedback to Patients on Use of Rescue Medications Leads to Better Asthma Control 8/27/2014
Individuals with asthma receive weekly reports via e-mail that provide detailed information on the use of rescue medications (tracked by a device attached to the rescue inhaler), leading to better asthma control, fewer asthma-related symptoms, enhanced knowledge and awareness, and greater adherence to preventive medication regimens.
Weekly Home Monitoring and Pharmacist Feedback Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients 8/27/2014
Hypertensive patients monitor and report multiple blood pressure readings each week and those with elevated readings receive pharmacist feedback and support, leading to better blood pressure control.
Individualized Stress Management Program Encourages Healthy Behaviors and Coping Techniques 7/30/2014
An individualized, self-directed, tailored intervention assisted adults in effectively managing stress in healthy ways, including exercise, socialization, meditation, and/or relaxation.
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