Name: Ernest Asante, BSN,RN,MSc
Research Theme: Chronic Illness and Palliative Care
Research Title: Nurse-led mobile phone intervention to promote self-management in type 2 diabetes in Ghana: a randomised controlled trial
Research Interests: Diabetes Care, Self-management in Chronic Diseases, Telehealth, eHealth, Nursing Education, Randomised Controlled Trials, Mixed methods
Supervisors: Dr Gillian Prue, Dr Gillian Carter, Dr Helen McAneney
ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ernest_Asante
Diabetes is a growing global health problem affecting more and more people worldwide. Ghana shares in this chronic disease burden besides endemic public health challenges. Proper self-management leading to optimal glycaemic control and improved quality of life is a problem for several diabetes patients in the country. Therefore, there is the need to develop and test interventions targeting the promotion of self-management, which mainly occur at the patients’ homes in between clinic visits. In this trial project, nurses are reaching out to patients on their mobile phones at the comfort of their homes to deliver individualised education and counselling to promote their adherence to self-care guidelines regarding healthy eating, exercise, medication, glucose monitoring and foot care.
Lomotey A. Y., Bam V., Diji A. K. A., Asante E., Asante H. B., Osei J., (2019). Experiences of mothers with preterm babies at a Mother and Baby Unit of a tertiary hospital: A descriptive phenomenological study. Nursing Open. 7:150-159
Bam V., Diji A. K. A., Asante E., Lomotey A. Y., Adade P., Akyeampong B. A., (2019) Self-assessed competencies of nurses at an emergency department in Ghana. African Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Diji A. K. A., Bam V., Asante E., Lomotey A. Y., Yeboah S., and Owusu H. A., (2017). Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending the child welfare clinic at a regional hospital in Ghana: a descriptive cross- sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal. 12 (13)
Diji A. K. A., Moses M. O., Asante E., Agyeman Y. N., Duku J., Agyeiwaa S. A., (2015). Life with female partners after mastectomy: the perception of Ghanaian men. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology. 5(4): 122 – 127
Asante E (2013). Interventions to promote treatment adherence in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. British Journal of Community Nursing. 18(6): 267-274
I am a current PhD student at the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I was awarded a Medicine, Health and Life Sciences & International Office PhD scholarship in 2018. Since 2013 I have been a nursing lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.
My Perfect PhD Day
The day that I do something positive towards achieving the business of the day, such as reading, writing, or taking constructive feedback from supervisors and peers.
When I’m not PhDing…
I am at home or out, having time with family.