Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
versión impresa ISSN 0120-5307
MARTINEZ DE DAVILA, María Guadalupe et al. Case management model in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.1, pp. 58-65. ISSN 0120-5307.
Aim: To implement the Case Management Model and to assess its effectiveness in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitas. Methodology: Two seveenteen patients groups were sampled. One was experimental and the second was a control group Study stages: a) selection of patients and training of the multi-disciplinary team, b) multi-disciplinary intervention, c) follow-up at home. Results: Experimental group: mean days of hospital stay were 4.88. Only 11.8% of patients had one hospital readmission within the six months after the discharge. Mean of glycosilated hemoglobin at hospital admission: 11.45%.At the end of intervention: 8.84%. The t student comparison of means showed a significant difference (p= 001). Control group: mean days of stay was 6.24. In the following six months 35.5% had from one to two readmissions Conclusions: The experimental group reported shorter stays and less readmission, more knowledge regarding the disease and treatment, higher family involvement in care, and better clinical control through glycosilated hemoglobin.
Palabras llave : Case Management Model; Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; glycosilated hemoglobin.