Historically, health care providers have maintained a treatment philosophy of diagnoses and treatment of identifying illnesses instead of one of prevention. Research has shown that prevention or detection of illness before a crisis occurs provides better outcomes related to chronic illnesses. As the U.S. population continues to age, a delivery model that strives to provide a preventive orientation must be sought. A holistic/systems approach by health care providers should be examined in the context of preventable disease processes such as metabolic syndrome. Identification of objective risk factors by health care providers may provide a method to delay or prevent the occurrence of type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an intervention (presentation on metabolic syndrome) on practitioner's level of knowledge of this topic. The relationships between type of health care specialist, years in practice and practitioner's level of knowledge was examined. This quasi-experimental design examined the impact of the intervention related to metabolic syndrome. Practitioner knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome was measured by utilizing a one group pre-post test design. A single group of individuals, primary care providers including internists, family practitioners and nurse practitioners were administered a demographic survey designed to elicit background information including provider type, years in practice and gender. A pre-test and post-test survey was administered to obtain information on the definition of metabolic syndrome in clinical practice, recognizing the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes imposed by the diagnosis of Metabolic syndrome, and understanding the best approaches to the treatment of Metabolic syndrome.benefit was credited to a modest increase in HDL cholesterol levels.27 The Veterans Affairs High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol ... Niacin is currently the most effective drug for raising HDL cholesterol levels (15%-35%), and it also lowersanbsp;...
|Title||:||Factors that Affect Diagnosis and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome by Health Care Providers|
|Author||:||Lynn C. Aquadro|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|