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Internet Diabetes Self-Management

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00372463
First Posted: September 7, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2011
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Information provided by:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
September 6, 2006
September 7, 2006
July 27, 2011
February 2006
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  • Health related-quality of life
  • Metabolic control (HbA1c)
  • Heath care utilization
  • Behaviors
  • Self-efficacy
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Internet Diabetes Self-Management
Internet Diabetes Self-Management: A Randomized Trial

Diabetes is a growing health problem causing personal suffering, comorbid conditions, premature death, and high costs to the individual, the health care system and society. Many of these problems can be prevented or delayed by controlling the disease. This in turn requires daily self-management by patients.

We will evaluate an Internet based small group Diabetes Self-Management Program. This program will be adapted from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Online, already developed and currently being evaluated by the investigators. Participants with type 2 diabetes will be randomized to participate in the Internet Program or serve as controls continuing with usual care. Treatment subjects will participate in a structured 6 week interactive web-based online class with 20-24 other participants and 2 trained peer moderators.

If successful, this project will result in a new and effective means of reaching the CDC objective and more importantly in improving the quality of life and health status of people with diabetes while reducing health care utilization and thus costs.

Diabetes is a growing health problem causing personal suffering, comorbid conditions, premature death, and high costs to the individual, the health care system and society. Many of these problems can be prevented or delayed by controlling the disease. This in turn requires daily self-management by patients.

The CDC has recognized the importance of self-management by setting a 2010 objective of having 60% of diabetics receive diabetes education. Unfortunately, many people cannot receive such education because it is not available or they do not wish to or cannot participate in small group or one on one education.

The Internet may offer a viable alternative. We will evaluate an Internet based small group Diabetes Self-Management Program. This program will be adapted from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Online, already developed and currently being evaluated by the investigators. Participants with type 2 diabetes will be randomized to participate in the Internet Program or serve as controls continuing with usual care. Treatment subjects will participate in a structured 6 week interactive web-based online class with 20-24 other participants and 2 trained peer moderators.

Data will be collected online at baseline, 6 months and 1 year. Outcome measures include health related quality of life (fatigue, physical discomfort, the symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, activity limitations, health distress, and self-rated health), metabolic control (hemoglobin A1c), health care utilization (decreases in outpatient visits to physicians, increases in the percentage of participants having received an eye examination in the past year, increases in the number of times a health professional has examined participants' feet, and decreases in emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and hospital days), health behaviors (aerobic exercise, communication with physicians, diet, glucose self-monitoring, and self-examination of the feet), and self-efficacy to manage diabetes.

If successful, this project will result in a new and effective means of reaching the CDC objective and more importantly in improving the quality of life and health status of people with diabetes while reducing health care utilization and thus costs.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Type 2 Diabetes
Behavioral: 6-week Online Diabetes Self-Management Educational Program
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Case S, Jernigan V, Gardner A, Ritter P, Heaney CA, Lorig KR. Content and frequency of writing on diabetes bulletin boards: does race make a difference? J Med Internet Res. 2009 Jun 24;11(2):e22. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1153.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
700
December 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Live in the United States
  • Access to internet and an email account

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Pregnant
  • Treatment for cancer in past 12 months
  • Have taken any Stanford self-management program previously
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT00372463
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Kate Lorig, DrPH Stanford University
Study Director: Diana Laurent, MPH Stanford University
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
July 2011

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