TrueBlue database

Dunbar, James, Coates, Michael, Leahy, Bob and Morgan, Mark 2011, TrueBlue database [data collection], The TrueBlue model of collaborative care: practice nurses as case managers for treating depression in patients with diabetes or heart disease.

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Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Name of data collection TrueBlue database
Creator(s) Dunbar, JamesORCID iD for Dunbar, James
Coates, Michael
Leahy, Bob
Morgan, Mark
Related institution(s) Beyondblue (Organisation)
Date completed 2011
Material type database
ANDS collection type dataset
Collection start date 2009-10
Collection end date 2011-11
Project name The TrueBlue model of collaborative care: practice nurses as case managers for treating depression in patients with diabetes or heart disease
Project Description The project’s objective was to determine the effectiveness of a collaborative-care model in primary care for patients with depression and type-2 diabetes or coronary heart disease. The care model used the practice nurse as a case manager, obtaining routine measures for diabetes and heart disease patients, identifying depression, and reviewing recent pathology results, lifestyle risk factors, and patient goals and priorities.

Phase 1 of the study was a two-arm open randomised-cluster trial with wait-list control after 6 months. Phase 2 examined the sustainability of the intervention over 12 months. The study was undertaken in eleven Australian general practices, six in metropolitan and five in regional areas, which were randomly allocated to the intervention (five practices) or control (six practices) groups. A total of 404 primary-care patients (211 intervention, 193 control) with depression and type-2 diabetes or heart disease commenced the study and 289 patients (142 intervention, 147 control) completed the study.

Participants using the TrueBlue collaborative-care model showed significantly improved depression, improved exercise rates, an intensification of treatment for depression and excellent adherence to treatment guidelines compared with those in the control group. These were sustained after 12-months of intervention, and included a significantly reduced 10-year cardio-vascular-disease risk.
Description of resource 100MB, approx. 5000 files in 70 folders
Keyword(s) collaborative care
practice nurses
heart disease
Language eng
Summary Dataset includes patient demographics (gender, age, date-of-birth, language spoken at home, ATSI status), diagnosis (type-2 diabetes, heart disease), biophysical measures (height, weight, waist, BMI, cholesterol including LDL and HDL, hbA1c), depression and depression treatment, exercise, and patient goals.
GrantID beyondblue, the National Depression Initiative: 172
General notes Data was collected by practice nurses using their clinic's medical software and extracted electronically from these electronic medical records as comma-separated-variable (CSV) text files using an Excel macro developed for the project.

The data was collected from eleven different clinics in metropolitan and regional areas, and is organised by date.

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Contact details (physical) Faculty of Health, Deakin University, 45 Mahoneys Road, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280 Australia
Access conditions Restricted to research group.
Related work DU:30025473
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Document type: Data Collection
Collections: Faculty of Health
Datasets collection
Population Health
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