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SeaCare's Care Coordination for Diabetes Management in a Primary Care Office

2014-08-27 03:19:49 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether it is possible to improve health outcomes for patients with Type II diabetes, a community-based health care agency will offer care coordination to half of a study group in a family practice office. The intervention will include assessing patients' status using two instruments:

a depression screen (the PHQ9) and a motivation to change scale (the Patient Activation Measure, PAM). A masters-level social worker will counsel patients in the intervention group. Changes in patients' health status, PHQ9 scores and PAM scores over one year will be measured. Outcomes will be compared between the study group and the group without intervention.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Type 2 Diabetes

Intervention

care coordination

Location

Exeter Family Care
Exeter
New Hampshire
United States
03833

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

SeaCare Health Services

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:49-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The time period before the development of symptomatic diabetes. For example, certain risk factors can be observed in subjects who subsequently develop INSULIN RESISTANCE as in type 2 diabetes (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 2).

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