Telecoaching of People With Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care
The objective of the study is to analyze the effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of telecoching in improving glyceamic control and other modifiable risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes compared to usual care only.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
- the absolute change in HbA1c [ Time Frame: baseline; 6 months and 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: telecoaching||
The COACH program trains patients to 'drive' the process of achieving and maintaining the target levels for their risk factors while working in association with their GP. The telephone coaching is aimed at improving self-efficacy by adhering to the prescribed therapy and making relevant behavior changes.
The coaching model is a continuous five-stage coaching cycle: Stage 1. Finding out what the patient knows; Stage 2. Telling the patient what they should know; Stage 3. Assertiveness training; Stage 4. Setting an action plan; Stage 5. Reassessment at the next coaching session (monitoring).
The coach monitors and registers: the biomedical risk factors, the lifestyle/behavioral risk factors and use of the recommended medications. Coaching is focused on eliminating the knowledge gap and motivating the patient to apply the appropriate lifestyle and medical therapy.
|No Intervention: control|
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