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Evid Based Nurs 14:104-105 doi:10.1136/ebn.2011.100051
  • Adult nursing
  • Randomised controlled trial

Benefits of nurse-led cardiovascular prevention for patients with type 1 diabetes

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  1. G H M I Beusmans1
  1. 1Department of Integrated Care, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  2. 2TRANZO, University of Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Helene Voogdt-Pruis
    Department of Integrated Care, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Loc Mecc-N1 TransmZ, PO Box 5800, Maastricht 6202 AZ, The Netherlands; hrvoogdt{at}gmail.com

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Implications for practice and research

  • Nurse-led cardiovascular prevention for patients with type 1 diabetes is effective because of an increased use of medication.

  • Quality improvement of nurse-led prevention is needed to address unhealthy lifestyles.

  • Future studies need to pay attention to the impact on quality of life and cost-effectiveness.

Context

Owing to the increasing ageing of the population and other factors, health services are confronted with increasing demands. Task substitution from doctors to nurses is one of the options to meet with these challenges. As nurses are accustomed to working with protocols, they might be better at adhering …

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