Incorporating the professor’s comments into the project is an essential step to ensure accuracy and alignment with the desired objectives. Based on the provided comments, there are several areas that need corrections and updates in the 10 Strategic Points and the main project. I will address each of the comments and provide suggestions for incorporating the necessary changes.
a. The current methodology is not suitable for diabetes. It should be updated to reflect interventions specific to diabetes.
b. The intervention should focus on educating patients on lifestyle changes. The plan should include details on the type of education, materials used, and the overall therapy. Rearrange this section in the project accordingly.
2. Lifestyle Changes Education:
a. Provide comprehensive information on Medication Nutrition Education Therapy.
b. Discuss Medication Adherence Education in detail.
c. Specify disease education on diabetes.
d. Indicate who will be responsible for conducting the education, whether it is an RN, Nurse Practitioner, or any other healthcare professional. Also, explain the method and duration of the education.
3. Expected Result:
Clearly state the expected result of the project. This could be in terms of improved patient outcomes, changes in behavior, or any other measurable outcome relevant to the study.
4. Measurement of Medication Adherence:
Outline the plan for measuring medication adherence. Specify the tools or instruments that will be used for data collection and adherence measurement.
5. Problem Statement:
Revise the problem statement to incorporate the new additions. Start the revised problem statement with “It is not known the extent to which…”
6. Patient Population:
a. Explain the rationale behind selecting a specific number of patients for the study.
b. Instead of limiting the study to patients aged 45 and older, consider including all adults aged 18 and above to widen the scope and enhance generalizability.
7. Inclusion Criteria:
a. Clearly state that the study includes adults aged 18 and above with Type 2 Diabetes.
b. Specify that physicians in the home health setting identify patients for inclusion in the study since they are the ones who refer non-compliant or non-adherent patients to home health care.
8. Exclusion Criteria:
Specify that patients with cognitive impairment will be excluded from the study.
9. Data Collection and Data Analysis:
Modify both the data collection and data analysis sections to utilize existing methods of data collection. Avoid creating new methods.
It is essential to make the necessary corrections in all chapters of the project, including chapters 1, 2, and 3. Incorporate these changes into the project to align it with the professor’s comments and ensure the project’s accuracy and effectiveness. Remember to refer to Appendix A (the 10 Strategic Points) for guidance during the revision process.