Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Peer Counseling on Behavioral, Metabolic, and Health Outcomes Among Latinos (DIALBEST)
The objectives of this study are:
- To develop a comprehensive culturally tailored model of diabetes management that integrates the work of community-based peer counselors and clinical specialists into a multi-disciplinary health care team serving the Latino community.
- To implement an intervention that provides education and support to Latino adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in both clinical and home settings.
- To evaluate this intervention for its impact on program adherence, and improved outcomes sustained over time as reflected by metabolic, clinical, cognitive and behavioral measures.
|Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent||Behavioral: Diabetes Peer Counseling|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Impact of Type 2 Diabetes Peer Counseling on Behavioral, Metabolic, and Health Outcomes Among Latinos|
- Hemoglobin A1c [ Time Frame: Change in Baseline in HbA1c at 6 Months ]
- Diabetes Knowledge Test Score [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in Diabetes Knowledge Test Score at 6 Months ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: Standard Care|
|Experimental: Diabetes Peer Counseling||
Behavioral: Diabetes Peer Counseling
16 Home visits from a bilingual/bicultural diabetes peer counselor.
Other Name: DIALBEST
A randomized two group longitudinal design with clinical measurements and behavioral assessments collected at baseline, 3,6,12 and 18 months will be used. It is hypothesized that participants in the home-based peer-counseling intervention will have greater reductions and will better maintain their reductions in their HbA1c levels compared to participants in the standard of care hospital based program currently in place. Additional secondary hypotheses state the participants in the home-based peer-counseling intervention will have improved lipid profile values, cholesterol levels, and BMI compared to participants in the standard of care hospital based program.
Participants in the home-based peer-counseling intervention will monitor their glucose more regularly (defined by the mean and variance in number of monitored days per month) than participants in the standard of care hospital based program. Lastly, participants in the home-based peer-counseling intervention will have a higher rate of program participation (defined by adherence to appointments and referrals) and completion than participants in the standard of care hospital based program.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01299844
|United States, Connecticut|
|University of Connecticut|
|Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 06269-4017|
|Principal Investigator:||Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD||University of Connecticut|