Anastasia Albanese O’Neill, PhD, ARNP, CDE, assistant professor at the University of Florida, College of Nursing, Gainseville, was named the 2015 winner of the American Association of Diabetes Educators Innovative Use of Media and Technology Award.
Sponsored by dLife, the award was presented at the August 2015 AADE Annual Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans, according to a news release. It supports the development and implementation of an innovative use of media and technology to advance diabetes self-management education and training.
O’Neill will receive a $3,000 grant to beta test a mobile web program she developed to provide diabetes education to fathers of youth with Type 1 diabetes, according to the release. Through her research, O’Neill found that fathers of children with Type 1 diabetes are less likely than mothers to accompany their children to clinical visits.
Fathers who participated in the preliminary research identified very specific diabetes-related educational needs and said they were willing to receive diabetes education via mobile technology.
O’Neill’s team collected information on design preferences for the mobile web program, accessible by smartphone and tablet, and used it to build an educational program.