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How can structured self-management patient education improve outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes?


Jarvis, J and Skinner, TC and Carey, ME and Davies, MJ, How can structured self-management patient education improve outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes?, Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism, 12, (1) pp. 12-19. ISSN 1462-8902 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1463-1326.2009.01098.x


Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a long-term chronic condition that is complex to manage, with the majority of management being done by the person with diabetes outside of the clinical setting. Because of its complexities, effective self-management requires skills, confidence and the ability to make decisions and choices about treatments and lifestyle on a day-to-day basis. Equipping a person with these self-management skills is in itself challenging and it is now widely accepted that structured education is an integral part of the management of T2DM. This paper explores whether structured self-management education can improve outcomes in people with diabetes. The authors explore what self-management education is, why it is needed and then go on to examine the recent evidence from clinical trials from 2006 onwards.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:diabetes mellitus, patient education, self-management, type 2
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:74133
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:58
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-11-14
Last Modified:2012-12-18
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