occupational therapy, diabetes, African Americans, Type 2 diabetes
To test the efficacy of a collaborative intervention to lower hemoglobin A1c levels (HbA1c) in older African Americans with Type 2 diabetes (DM), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and suboptimal medication adherence and glycemic control.
- To reduce HbA1c level by 0.5% at 6 and 12 months.
- To increase MEMS-measured adherence to an oral DM medication at 6 and 12 months.
- Fifty-five percent of intervention participants, compared to 25% of control participants, will have a reduction in HbA1c of 0.5% at 6 months (short term effect) and 12 months (maintenance effect).
- The Primary Care-Occupational Therapy intervention will increase MEMS-measured adherence to a greater extent than enhanced usual care at 6 and 12 months.
Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Catherine Verrier; Santalucia, MS, OTR/L, Susan; Rifkin, MHSEd, OTR/L, Michele; Rovner, MD, Barry; Casten, PhD, Robin; and White, NP, CRNP, CDE, Neva, "Primary Care-OT for Older African Americans with Diabetes and Mild Cognitive Impairment: Intervention Approaches and Case Stories" (2018). Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations. Paper 48.