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Evid Based Nurs 8:111 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.4.111
  • Treatment

Review: group based education in self management strategies improves outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus


 
 Q In patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, does group based education (GBE) in self management improve clinical, lifestyle, and psychosocial outcomes?

METHODS

GraphicData sources:

electronic databases including Cochrane Library, Medline, CINAHL, ERIC, ASSIA, AMED, PsycINFO, and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; bibliographies of relevant articles; and contact with experts in the field.

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or clinical controlled trials (CCTs) that compared GBE for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (delivered in primary or secondary care settings, based on learner/patient centred education, ⩾6 participants in a group, and ⩾1 session of 1 hour) with a control condition (usual care, no intervention, or a waiting list).

GraphicOutcomes:

clinical (glycated haemoglobin, fasting glucose, and medication use), lifestyle (diabetes knowledge), and psychosocial (quality of life and empowerment/self efficacy) measures.

MAIN RESULTS

8 RCTs (n = 1260) …

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