First Advisor

Lynn Wimett

Second Advisor

Patsy Cullen


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Loretto Heights

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

38 pages


Executive Summary

Problem. According to the CDC (2019), 34.2 million Americans were diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus at the end of 2019. Rising rates of diabetes (especially Type 2 Diabetes) among Hispanic and Latino populations in the U.S is of concern.

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to analyze if marital status impacted Hispanic women with T2D with regard to their mean HgbA1C scores.

Goals. Determine if there was a difference in HgbA1C levels within the study population (Hispanic women) with T2D based on marital status. Identify additional factors that may impact results: age, percent poverty, agricultural worker status and employment status.

Objective. Compare differences in the mean HgbA1C for married Hispanic women with T2D and single Hispanic women with T2D.

Plan. Retrospective chart review of the target group over a 2-year period.

Outcomes and Results. Results showed a statistically significant relationship between marital status and HgbA1C values (F=2.456, p

Analysis of findings and interpretation of results. Marital status impacts the mean HgbA1C value for Hispanic women with T2D. Level of poverty, employment and age impact their HgbA1C values.

Date of Award

Fall 2020

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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