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

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


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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.

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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, …

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  • For correspondence: Dr T Deakin, Burnley, Pendle, and Rossendale Primary Care Trust, Burnley General Hospital, Lancashire, UK.

  • Sources of funding: National Health Service (Executive) North West UK and British Dietetic Association UK.