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The effect of using interactive communication tools in adults with type-2 diabetes

Sofia Akritidou, Gitte Reventlov Husted, Kyriakos Kazakos, Kasper Olesen
  • Sofia Akritidou
    Alexander Technological Educational Institute (ATEITH) of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Gitte Reventlov Husted
    Steno Diabetes Center A/S, Diabetes Management Research, Gentofte, Denmark
  • Kyriakos Kazakos
    Alexander Technological Educational Institute (ATEITH) of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Kasper Olesen
    Steno Diabetes Center A/S, Diabetes Management Research, Gentofte, Denmark | koee@steno.dk

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether glycaemic control and diabetes self-management could be improved in patients with type-2 diabetes following education using the EMMA dialogue tools facilitated by a health care professional. Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and Summary of Diabetes Self Care Activities (SDSCA) scores were collected at baseline and three months after the intervention from 22 participating patients. Participants significantly improved self-reported foot care (P<0.001) and exercise (P<0.001) whereas no significant changes were found in HbA1c (P=0.606) blood sugar measurements (P=0.213), and diet (P=0.061). In conclusion, the dialogue tools had a positive effect by improving diabetes self-management regarding foot care and exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether glycaemic control and diabetes self-management could be improved in patients with type-2 diabetes following education using the EMMA dialogue tools facilitated by a health care professional. Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and Summary of Diabetes Self Care Activities (SDSCA) scores were collected at baseline and three months after the intervention from 22 participating patients. Participants significantly improved self-reported foot care (P<0.001) and exercise (P<0.001) whereas no significant changes were found in HbA1c (P=0.606) blood sugar measurements (P=0.213), and diet (P=0.061). In conclusion, the dialogue tools had a positive effect by improving diabetes self-management regarding foot care and exercise.

Keywords

Patient education; health behaviour; EMMA; type-2 diabetes.

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