Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Human Nutrition and Foods
M. Zafar A. Nomani.
Diabetes is a serious disease that effects a large number of West Virginia's population. A study was conducted using 591 diabetic and non-diabetic subjects who attended the "Dining with Diabetes" program. Subjects completed a demographic form, pretest, and posttest. Pearson's correlation and ANOVA were used to determine the effect of a diabetes intervention program on nutrition knowledge, diabetes behaviors, and practices. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in nutrition knowledge between diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. Interaction was noted when subjects were placed into groups based on their pretest score (p < 0.07). The change in score (posttest score-pretest score) was negatively correlated with pretest score (r = -0.75, p < 0.00). Significant association was also noted between nutrition knowledge score and several behavior and diabetic practices. The results conclude that diabetes education programs may significantly affect some behaviors and diabetic practices.
O'Dell, Amy B., "Increasing nutrition knowledge and food-related behavior practices among participants in the "Dining with Diabetes" program in West Virginia" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1134.