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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

Group based education (GBE) in self management strategies v a control condition (usual care, no intervention, or a waiting list) in type 2 diabetes mellitus*

Weighted means
Outcomes Follow up in months Number of trials (n) GBE Control Weighted mean difference (95% CI)
*CI defined in glossary; weighted means calculated from data in article.
Glycated haemoglobin (%) 4–6 3 (395) 9.53 10.88 −1.35 (−1.93 to −0.78)
12–14 7 (1044) 7.93 8.75 −0.82 (−0.99 to −0.65)
24 2 (333) 6.54 7.51 −0.97 (−1.40 to −0.54)
Fasting blood glucose concentration (mmol/l) 12–14 4 (641) 9.55 10.72 −1.17 (−1.63 to −0.72)

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