Telephone peer-delivered intervention for diabetes motivation and support : the telecare exploratory RCT
Dale, Jeremy, Caramlau, Isabela, Sturt, Jackie, Friede, Tim and Walker, Rosemary. (2009) Telephone peer-delivered intervention for diabetes motivation and support : the telecare exploratory RCT. Patient Education and Counseling, Vol.75 (No.1). pp. 91-98. ISSN 0738-3991Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2008.09.014
Objective: To test trial design issues related to measuring the effectiveness of a peer telephone intervention to enhance self-efficacy in type 2 diabetes; evaluate the impact on self-efficacy and clinical Outcome; and describe patient and peer experience.
Methods: Eligible patients had raised HbA1c (initial threshold >8%, reduced to >7.4% mid-way through trial). Patients were recruited from 40 general practices and randomised (40:40:20 ratio) to receive routine care alone or, in addition, motivational telephone support from a peer supporter or a diabetes specialist nurse (9 peers and 12 DSNs) for a period of up to 6 months. The primary outcome measure was self-efficacy score, and secondary outcome measures included HbA1c. Patient and telecare supporter satisfaction and experience were evaluated.
Results: In all, 231 patients participated. At 6 months there were no statistically significant differences in self-efficacy scores (p = 0.68), HbA1c (p = 0.87) or other secondary outcome measures. There was evidence of a high level of acceptability, but peer telecare support was less highly valued than that from a DSN. Some patients stated that they would have valued more information and advice.
Conclusions: Further consideration needs to be given to the targeting of the telecare peer support, its intensity, the training and ongoing supervision of peer supporters, and the extent to which information and advice should be incorporated.
Practice implications: While some patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes value peer telephone support, this approach appears not to suit all patients. Further intervention development and evaluation is required before widespread adoption can be recommended. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Translational & Systems Medicine > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Telecommunication in medicine, Motivational interviewing, Patient satisfaction, Non-insulin-dependent diabetes, Self-efficacy, Patient education|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Patient Education and Counseling|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Ireland Ltd|
|Official Date:||April 2009|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 91-98|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||British United Provident Association (BUPA)|
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