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Assessing the effectiveness of a goal-setting session as part of a structured group self-management education programme for people with type 2 diabetes.
journal contributionposted on 2020-04-22, 15:41 authored by M O'Donnell, ME Carey, R Horne, A Alvarez-Iglesias, MJ Davies, M Byrne, S F Dinneen
OBJECTIVES: To measure the number of people who have identified a behaviour change goal and completed an action-plan to meet their goal on completion of a diabetes self-management education programme (DSME) and level of success in sustaining their action-plan. The DSME people attended was Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND). METHODS: Copies of action-plans were collected from participants. Postal questionnaires were sent to participants one week and three months following DESMOND to assess factors associated with setting and sustaining action-plans. RESULTS: 92% (253/275) of participants completed an action-plan. Reducing weight was the area most targeted. Physical activity was the most common goal. 68% (187/275) returned a three month questionnaire. 96% indicated they were still working on their action plan, with 87% reporting they were always/usually meeting their action-plan. 22% said they had discussed their goal with a health care professional (HCP) following DESMOND. CONCLUSIONS: Goal-setting as part of a DSME can lead to behaviour change. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Goal-setting as part of a DSME enables participants to set and attain behaviour change goals. Informing HCPs of a person's action-plan following a DSME may further support a person undertaking behaviour change.
This study was funded by the EFSD Diabetes Research Programme in Patient Education supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca. The funding source had no involvement in the study design, data collection and analysis or in the preparation of the article.
CitationPatient Education and Counseling, 2018, 101 (12), pp. 2125-2133
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/School of Medicine/Diabetes Research Centre
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