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Organizing and delivering diabetes education and self-care support: findings of scoping project

Forbes, Angus, While, Alison, Griffiths, Peter, Ismail, Khalida and Heller, Simon (2011) Organizing and delivering diabetes education and self-care support: findings of scoping project Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 16, supplement 1, pp. 42-49. (doi:10.1258/jhsrp.2010.010102).

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Objective: To provide an overview of current research and development on the organization and delivery of diabetes education and self-care support, incorporating stakeholder perspectives. MethodFour methods were used: literature review (159 papers and 52 grey literature items); patient participation event (n = 38); online survey of professionals (n = 423) and patients (n= 495); and, a conference. ResultsThe literature review identified themes relating to the organization and delivery of diabetes and self-care support: structure and flexibility in models of education; accessibility; patient choice; integrating self-care within the overall care system; quality improvement; peer educators; health literacy; efficiency in delivery; telecare models; feedback technologies; care planning; psychological intervention; and self-care outcome measures. This generated four models to provide a framework to help shape the development of diabetes self-care: a diabetes education pathway; integrating self-care and clinical care; choice as a method of optimizing care; and an integrated framework for delivering diabetes self-care. ConclusionThe clinical benefit of the identified models need to be evaluated.

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Published date: 2011


Local EPrints ID: 181137
ISSN: 1355-8196
PURE UUID: fe35dc8e-07ea-4f6b-b876-eff0126e3421
ORCID for Peter Griffiths: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 19 Apr 2011 14:32
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:59

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Author: Angus Forbes
Author: Alison While
Author: Peter Griffiths ORCID iD
Author: Khalida Ismail
Author: Simon Heller

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