DPI Project Milestone

In the prospectus, proposal, and scholarly project there are 10 strategic points that
need to be clear, simple, correct, and aligned to ensure the research is doable, valuable, and
credible. The 10 strategic points emerge from researching literature on a topic that is based
on or aligned with the learner’s personal passion, future career purpose, and degree area.
These 10 points provide a guiding vision for DPI Project. In this assignment, you will
continue the work begun in DNP-815, working on your draft of a document addressing the
10 key strategic points that define your intended research focus and approach.
General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
� Locate the “The 10 Strategic Points for the Prospectus, Proposal, and Direct
Practice Improvement Project� that you completed before.
� Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments.
The APA Style
� This assignment uses a rubric. Please Review the rubric prior to the beginning to
become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
� You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin and the similarity scores
cannot be more than 15%.
Use the “The 10 Strategic Points for the Prospectus, Proposal, and Direct Practice
Improvement Project” resource to draft statements for each of the 10 points for your
intended research study.


DPI Project Milestone

  1. Topic: The topic for the prospectus, proposal and Project Milestone is about the
    investigation of the effect of creating awareness on diabetes type 2 treatment amongst male
    patients of African origin, who are receiving diabetes care from Bendel Medical Associate, Oxon
    Hill, in Maryland.
    2.Literature Review: Background of the Information: The portion of the total population
    of the United States of America that is affected by diabetes type 2 is significant and out of the
    affected, the highest portion has not received education concerning the condition’s the treatment,
    prevention and lifestyle modifications and their significance although there exists a program for
    education of diabetes type 2 patients which makes diabetes type 2 management convenient and
    cheap through self-management and reduces the occurrence of complications, recurrence of
    symptoms, improves patients’’ quality of life , reduces of the period time of hospital stay and
    facilitates education of family members on diabetes type 2 prevention (Ahmad, 2014;Akinci,
    Healey, and Coyne, 2003; American Diabetes Association, 2018;Powers, Bardsley, Cypress,
    Duker, Funnell, Fischl, & Vivian,2015).
    Review of Literature: Education of patients on diabetes has been reported to increase
    patients ability for self-care, improve the quality of life, reduce the period time of hospital stay,
    recurrence of symptoms and prevalence of the condition and its complications ,although studies
    have not quantified the effects of the education for instance on prevalence of the condition,
    occurrence of complications, improvement of quality of life and recurrence of symptoms in
    relation to varying patient factors such as age (World Health Organization, 2016).


  1. Problem Statement: The level of the impact of educating patients on diabetes type has
    not been known and concerning the specific patient demographic factors such as socioeconomic
    status, level of attained education and age.
  2. Sample and Location: The study will be conducted in Bendel Medical Associate, Oxon
    Hill, Maryland and targets male diabetic patients aged between 30 to 65 years and a sample size
    of one hundred patients has been determined from the target population.
  3. Study Questions: The questions that will answer the intended literature gap are: What
    is impact of patient education on diabetes in relation to prevalence of diabetes, recurrence of
    symptoms, length of hospital say, patients’ quality of life?, and what is the impact of patient’s
    specific factors, that is, age, level of education, social and economic status on education on
    diabetes type 2.
  4. Hypothesis: Prior to the implementation of the data collection and the research in
    general, it has been hypothesized that the education on diabetes type 2 increases the patient’s
    quality of life, reduces recurrence of symptoms and occurrence of complications and that
    patients’ specific factors affect the impact of the education on diabetes type 2 on diabetes care.
    7.Methodology and Design: The methodology for this study is qualitative methodology
    since the data that is being sought, impact of patient education on diabetes and the impact of
    related patient factors are all descriptive data, and the independent variable in the study is patient
    education, whereas the dependent variables are the impact of education on specific aspects such
    as the length of hospital stay, the patients’ quality of life, the prevalence of diabetes, the
    occurrence of symptoms and occurrence of complications of diabetes.
  5. Purpose Statement: This study aims at investigating the impact of education on patients
    pertaining to diabetes using specific indicators; length of stay in hospital, general patient quality


of life, the recurrence of symptoms of diabetes, occurrence of complications of diabetes in
relation to patients specific factors including ; age, social, and economic status and level of
education using a cross-section study design, targeting male patients of African origin and
receiving diabetes care at the Oxon Hill, in Maryland with a selected sample size of one hundred
diabetes type 2 patients.

  1. Data Collection Approach: Data on the independent variable , which is patient
    education, will be collected through semi-structured patient administered question with the
    patient and will aim at collecting information on the previously undertaken education which is
    derived or in alignment with the available national patient education program whereas the data
    on dependent variable, that is the indicators that will measure the impact of the patient
    education, that is, length of hospital stay, occurrence of complications of diabetes and recurrence
    of symptoms will be collected through reviewing the patient’s files to collect clinical and
    demographic data and through patient’s self-administered questionnaires and lastly data on
    patient’s social and economic factors, the level of education will also be gathered through
    reviewing the patient’s clinical records and administration of patient-self-administered and
    researcher administered questionnaire.
  2. Data Analysis: Qualitative data on the impact of patients education as indicated by
    the selected indicators, that is the length of hospital stay, reoccurrence of diabetes symptoms,
    prevalence of diabetes, and patient’s quality of life will be analyzed through prose format in the
    form of discussion and quantitative measurements concerning patient’s education including the
    number of patient’s education sessions, number of days of hospital stay and number of clinical
    visits, will be analyzed using percentages, ratios, and quantitative numbers through graphs and



Ahmad Ali, S. (2014). The role of educational level in glycaemic control among patients with
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Akinci, F., Healey, B. J., & Coyne, J. S. (2003). Improving the health status of US working
adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A Review. Disease Management & Health
Outcomes, 11 (8), 489-498.   
American Diabetes Association. (2018). Lifestyle management: standards of medical care in
diabetes—2018. Diabetes Care, 41(Supplement 1), S38-S50.
Powers, M. A., Bardsley, J., Cypress, M., Duker, P., Funnell, M. M., Fischl, A. H., … & Vivian,
E. (2015). Diabetes self-management education and support in type 2 diabetes: a joint
position statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of
Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Journal of the Academy
of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(8), 1323-1334.
World Health Organization. (2016). Global report on diabetes: World Health Organization.