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Can Group Visits Improve Outcomes of Veterans With Diabetes

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00286741
First received: February 1, 2006
Last updated: April 6, 2015
Last verified: May 2014
Results First Received: July 31, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Diabetes
Hypertension
Intervention: Other: Diabetes Group Management Visits

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Medical Group Visits

Medical group visits

Diabetes Group Management Visits: Patients meet in groups and receive education about diabetes, reinforcing each other with their own experiences. Each patient also gets medication management by a physician and pharmacist.

Control control

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Medical Group Visits   Control
STARTED   133   106 
COMPLETED   122   89 
NOT COMPLETED   11   17 



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm 1

Medical group visits

Diabetes Group Management Visits: Patients meet in groups and receive education about diabetes, reinforcing each other with their own experiences. Each patient also gets medication management by a physician and pharmacist.

Arm 2 control
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Arm 1   Arm 2   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 133   106   239 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 63  (9.4)   60.8  (10)   62.0  (9.8) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
     
Female   6   4   10 
Male   127   102   229 
Race (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
     
American Indian or Alaska Native   0   0   0 
Asian   0   0   0 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander   0   0   0 
Black or African American   72   71   143 
White   57   29   86 
More than one race   0   0   0 
Unknown or Not Reported   4   6   10 
Ethnicity (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
     
Hispanic or Latino   3   2   5 
Not Hispanic or Latino   128   103   231 
Unknown or Not Reported   2   1   3 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Hemoglobin A1c   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

2.  Primary:   Systolic Blood Pressure   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

3.  Secondary:   Cost-effectiveness, Proportion of Patients With LDL < 100, Health Services Utilization, Quality of Life (as Measured by DQoL), Patient Empowerment (as Measured by DES).   [ Time Frame: one year ]
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  Limitations and Caveats
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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: David Edelman
Organization: Durham VA Medical Center
phone: 919-286-6936
e-mail: dedelman@duke.edu


Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00286741     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IIR 03-084
Study First Received: February 1, 2006
Results First Received: July 31, 2014
Last Updated: April 6, 2015