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Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.
Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure: Deborah H. Brooks, MSN, APN-BC, CNNNP, disclosed that she is on the Consultant Presenter Bureau and the Advisory Board for Affymax, Inc.
Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she has received grant/research support from Keryx, Amgen, Rockwell, Fibrogen, Dynovox, and Otsuka; and she is on the Consultant and Presenter Bureau and the Nephrology Nurse Advisory Board for Affymax/Takeda.
Patricia B. McCarley, MSN, RN, ACNPc, CNN, disclosed that she is on the Consultant Presenter Bureau for Amgen, Genzyme, and OrthoBiotech. She is also on the Advisory Board for Amgen, Genzyme, and Roche and is the recipient of unrestricted educational grants from OrthoBiotech and Roche.
All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Hazel A. Dennison, DNP, RN, APNc, CPHQ, CNE, ANNA Education Director.
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Goal: To provide an overview of the effects of a six-month educational program aiming acquisition of self-management skills on patients with diabetic nephropathy.
Discuss the impact of diabetes on the population of Japan in comparison with global statistics.
Review the application of self-management education with content and structure based on theoretical frameworks.
Explain the educational techniques integrated that provided evidence to improve patient outcomes.
Authors’ Note: As a disclaimer, the authors state that no risk was assumed because the program mainly consisted of education using textbooks with content based on clinical practice guidelines and study materials already on the market, the safety of which has been confirmed. The project was commissioned and funded by Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Acknowledgements: This study was funded by Kure City. The authors would like to sincerely thank all the people in the relevant institutions that cooperated with this study.