Development and Assessment of an Interprofessional Curriculum for Managing Diabetes During Ramadan

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Objective. To develop an educational module that would optimize the diabetic management of individuals observing Ramadan, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the module based on the special needs of fasting individuals. Methods. A needs assessment was conducted to understand the knowledge gaps of health care professionals and the perceived usefulness of an interprofessional curriculum focused on the management of diabetes during Ramadan. Following this assessment, an interdisciplinary team developed and implemented a comprehensive curriculum. Pre- and post-surveys were completed to evaluate the course and assess the changes in skill level and knowledge measured on a Likert scale of 0-5 from "none" to "mastery." Results. One hundred percent of residents and 75% of staff who completed pre- and post-test surveys reported at least one point of increased skill in the item: adjusting medication for patients with diabetes during Ramadan. Conclusion. Residents and staff demonstrated a need for improved educational curriculum to address diabetes during Ramadan. For both residents and staff, self-reported confidence in their skillset improved upon completing the curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Muslim
  • fasting
  • interdisciplinary
  • resident education


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