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

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Sofia Akritidou
Gitte Reventlov Husted
Kyriakos Kazakos
Kasper Olesen *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Kasper Olesen | 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.

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