Honors in Nursing
Date of Award
Dr. Susan Rasmussen
Thesis Professor Department
Dr. Susan Rasmussen, Dr. Patsy Spratling, Dr. Diane Heiman
Obesity has been recognized as an increasing issue within our country. Obesity contributes to many health related issues, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Portion size is a factor that has generated clinical research interest. The aim of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between management of diabetes measured by hemoglobin A1c and portion size selection for type 2 diabetics. In this study, subjects selected portion sizes of four different foods. Data were compared to recent A1c levels. Due to the small sample size, nonparametric statistical analysis was used. The relationship of grain portion weight selection and A1c was significant (Spearman R = .900, p = .037). This finding has potential for future investigation and patient education.
Honors Thesis - Open Access
Dixon, Brian L., "Portion Size Selection in Relation to Hemoglobin A1Cs" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 219. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/219
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