Table 2

Dental students’ mean (SD) scores by year of graduation, glucometer experience, gender, and family diabetes history

Scope and ResponsibilityBarriersGlucometer Use
Class
  2010 (n=86)4.07 (0.63)2.67 (0.88)3.56 (0.79)
  2013 (n=88)4.34 (0.58)2.22 (0.77)3.83 (0.75)
Experience using a glucometer
  None or once (n=42)3.90 (0.62)2.82 (0.70)3.42 (0.63)
  More than once (n=132)4.30 (0.59)2.32 (0.86)3.79 (0.80)
Gender
  Female (n=69)4.20 (0.57)2.46 (0.86)3.67 (0.75)
  Male (n=104)4.21 (0.65)2.43 (0.85)3.72 (0.80)
Family diabetes history
  No family members have diabetes (n=103)4.18 (0.59)2.53 (0.90)3.62 (0.77)
  At least one family member has diabetes (n=70)4.25 (0.67)2.31 (0.77)3.81 (0.78)
  • Note: Scores on each item ranged from 1=low endorsement to 5=high endorsement. Multivariate ANOVA (year and experience using a glucometer) indicated a statistically significant difference in scope and responsibility by glucometer experience.