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Text message-based diabetes self-management support (SMS4BG): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Dobson, Rosie, Whittaker, Robyn, Jiang, Yannan, Shepherd, Matthew, Maddison, Ralph, Carter, Karen, Cutfield, Richard, McNamara, Catherine, Khanolkar, Manish and Murphy, Rinki 2016, Text message-based diabetes self-management support (SMS4BG): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial., Trials, vol. 17, no. 179, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1305-5.

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Title Text message-based diabetes self-management support (SMS4BG): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Author(s) Dobson, Rosie
Whittaker, Robyn
Jiang, Yannan
Shepherd, Matthew
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Carter, Karen
Cutfield, Richard
McNamara, Catherine
Khanolkar, Manish
Murphy, Rinki
Journal name Trials
Volume number 17
Issue number 179
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-04-02
ISSN 1745-6215
Keyword(s) Diabetes mellitus
Mobile phone
Text message
Summary BACKGROUND: Addressing the increasing prevalence, and associated disease burden, of diabetes is a priority of health services internationally. Interventions to support patients to effectively self-manage their condition have the potential to reduce the risk of costly and debilitating complications. The utilisation of mobile phones to deliver self-management support allows for patient-centred care at the frequency and intensity that patients desire from outside the clinic environment. Self-Management Support for Blood Glucose (SMS4BG) is a novel text message-based intervention for supporting people with diabetes to improve self-management behaviours and achieve better glycaemic control and is tailored to individual patient preferences, demographics, clinical characteristics, and culture. This study aims to assess whether SMS4BG can improve glycaemic control in adults with poorly controlled diabetes. This paper outlines the rationale and methods of the trial. METHODS/DESIGN: A two-arm, parallel, randomised controlled trial will be conducted across New Zealand health districts. One thousand participants will be randomised at a 1:1 ratio to receive SMS4BG, a theoretically based and individually tailored automated text message-based diabetes self-management support programme (intervention) in addition to usual care, or usual care alone (control). The primary outcome is change in glycaemic control (HbA1c) at 9 months. Secondary outcomes include glycaemic control at 3 and 6 months, self-efficacy, self-care behaviours, diabetes distress, health-related quality of life, perceived social support, and illness perceptions. Cost information and healthcare utilisation will also be collected as well as intervention satisfaction and interaction. DISCUSSION: This study will provide information on the effectiveness of a text message-based self-management support tool for people with diabetes. If found to be effective it has the potential to provide individualised support to people with diabetes across New Zealand (and internationally), thus extending care outside the clinic environment. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12614001232628 .
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1305-5
Field of Research 110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Dobsen et al.
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