Factors associated with successful completion of the chronic disease self-management program by adults with type 2 diabetes. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examines factors associated with completion (attendance 4 of 6 sessions) of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) by adults with type 2 diabetes. Patients with glycated hemoglobin 7.5 within 6 months were enrolled and completed self-report measures on demographics, health status, and self-care (n = 146). Significant differences in completion status were found for several self-care factors including healthful eating plan, spacing carbohydrates, frequent exercise, and general health. Completion was not influenced by race/ethnicity or socioeconomics. Results suggest better attention to exercise and nutrition at the start of CDSMP may be associated with completion, regardless of demographic subgroup.

published proceedings

  • Fam Community Health

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Helduser, J. W., Bolin, J. N., Vuong, A. M., Moudouni, D. M., Begaye, D. S., Huber, J. C., Ory, M. G., & Forjuoh, S. N.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Helduser, Janet W||Bolin, Jane N||Vuong, Ann M||Moudouni, Darcy M||Begaye, Dawn S||Huber, John C||Ory, Marcia G||Forjuoh, Samuel N

publication date

  • April 2013