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The Impact of a Digital Diabetes Prevention Program on Self-Efficacy in Adults at High Risk for Developing Diabetes

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Objective: Examine the impact of a digitally delivered diabetes prevention program on several measures of self-efficacy and examine the relationships among changes in self-efficacy and changes in body weight. Methods: A total of 599 individuals at high risk for developing diabetes (mean age 55.4±12.7 years, 61.4% female) were included in this analysis using data from the PREDICTS trial. Participants were randomized to participate in a digital diabetes prevention program (d-DPP) or to receive a single small group diabetes prevention education session (SGE). Healthy eating sSelf-efficacy (HESE), physical activity self-efficacy (PASE), and weight loss self-efficacy (WLSE) wereas measured using a survey developed by Wilson et al (2016). Results: There was a statistically significant difference between changes in HESE (p = .007) and WLSE (p< .001) in the d-DPP group compared to the SGE group. Changes in HESE and WLSE were significantly correlated with weight losschange in body weight (r= -0.25 and -0.27, respectively; p < .05). Regression analysis determined that HESE, WLSE, and PASE were all independent predictors of changes in body weight. Conclusion: Digital diabetes prevention programs may preserve self-efficacy. Changes Improvements in self-efficacy during a digital diabetes prevention program can predict changes reduction in body weight. Digital diabetes prevention programs should focus on improving self-efficacy in order to enhance weight loss.
subject
Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention Program
Digital Diabetes Prevention Program
Self-Efficacy
contributor
Peters, Sophie (author)
Katula, Jeffrey (committee chair)
Miller, Gary (committee member)
Fanning, Jason (committee member)
date
2021-06-03T08:35:58Z (accessioned)
2021 (issued)
degree
Health and Exercise Science (discipline)
2022-06-02 (liftdate)
embargo
2022-06-02 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/98792 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Impact of a Digital Diabetes Prevention Program on Self-Efficacy in Adults at High Risk for Developing Diabetes
type
Thesis

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