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Development and evaluation of a computer-based, self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Booth, Alison O., Lowis, Carole, Hunter, Steven J., Dean, Moira, Cardwell, Chris R. and McKinley, Michelle C. 2016, Development and evaluation of a computer-based, self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Journal of diabetes research, vol. 2016, Article number : 3192673, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1155/2016/3192673.

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Title Development and evaluation of a computer-based, self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Author(s) Booth, Alison O.
Lowis, Carole
Hunter, Steven J.
Dean, Moira
Cardwell, Chris R.
McKinley, Michelle C.
Journal name Journal of diabetes research
Volume number 2016
Season Article number : 3192673
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Place of publication Cairo, Egypt
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2314-6753
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Endocrinology & Metabolism
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Research & Experimental Medicine
Summary Aim. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a computer-based, dietary, and physical activity self-management program for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Methods. The computer-based program was developed in conjunction with the target group and evaluated in a 12-week randomised controlled trial (RCT). Participants were randomised to the intervention (computer-program) or control group (usual care). Primary outcomes were diabetes knowledge and goal setting (ADKnowl questionnaire, Diabetes Obstacles Questionnaire (DOQ)) measured at baseline and week 12. User feedback on the program was obtained via a questionnaire and focus groups. Results. Seventy participants completed the 12-week RCT (32 intervention, 38 control, mean age 59 (SD) years). After completion there was a significant between-group difference in the "knowledge and beliefs scale" of the DOQ. Two-thirds of the intervention group rated the program as either good or very good, 92% would recommend the program to others, and 96% agreed that the information within the program was clear and easy to understand. Conclusions. The computer-program resulted in a small but statistically significant improvement in diet-related knowledge and user satisfaction was high. With some further development, this computer-based educational tool may be a useful adjunct to diabetes self-management. This trial is registered with clinicaltrials.gov NCT number NCT00877851.
Language eng
DOI 10.1155/2016/3192673
Field of Research 110306 Endocrinology
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
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