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O'Donnell, M,Carey, ME,Horne, R,Alvarez-Iglesias, A,Davies, MJ,Byrne, M,Dinneen, SF
Patient Education And Counseling
Assessing the effectiveness of a goal-setting session as part of a structured group self-management education programme for people with type 2 diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes Behaviour change Goal-setting and action-planning Diabetes self-management education Diabetes self-management support RANDOMIZED-CLINICAL-TRIAL OUTCOMES SUPPORT EFFICACY MELLITUS ADULTS IMPACT CARE
Objectives: To measure the number of people who have identified a behaviour change goal and completed an action-plan to meet their goal on completion of a diabetes self-management education programme (DSME) and level of success in sustaining their action-plan. The DSME people attended was Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND).Methods: Copies of action-plans were collected from participants. Postal questionnaires were sent to participants one week and three months following DESMOND to assess factors associated with setting and sustaining action-plans.Results: 92% (253/275) of participants completed an action-plan. Reducing weight was the area most targeted. Physical activity was the most common goal. 68% (187/275) returned a three month questionnaire. 96% indicated they were still working on their action plan, with 87% reporting they were always/usually meeting their action-plan. 22% said they had discussed their goal with a health care professional (HCP) following DESMOND.Conclusions: Goal-setting as part of a DSME can lead to behaviour change.Practice implications: Goal-setting as part of a DSME enables participants to set and attain behaviour change goals. Informing HCPs of a person's action-plan following a DSME may further support a person undertaking behaviour change. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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