Date of Award
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Education
Implementation of health care coaching into a treatment plan for T2DM low income/underserved patients may address barriers to managing their overall care (i.e. sociocultural factors, financial inaccessibility). Health care coaches are individuals who are involved in the chronic disease management of a patient that function as a source of support and to keep patients accountable for their decisions in overall management of their chronic disease. They play a vital role in empowering patients to take control of their health through education by establishing goals and helping patients navigate their current lifestyle in order to reach these goals.
Tongol, Liane, "Health Coaching in Low Income, Underserved Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2" (2019). Physician's Assistant Program Capstones. 41.