A Comparison of Group and Individual Education for Patients with Suboptimally Controlled T2DM: A Randomized Control Trial
USA • 2011
The reduction in A1c was significant for most groups — overall subjects, those with a follow-up A1c and those who completed the intervention. Patient satisfaction with Map Tools was high for both individual and group education. Although individual education seems to be preferred over group education, both result in better outcomes in most measures, as compared to usual care. Grouped Education Outcomes: mean A1c (all subjects) decreased 0.27 percentage points (n=243, p-value = 0.008); mean A1c (baseline A1c >= 8%) decreased 0.75 percentage points (p-value = 0.13); mean A1c (those who completed intervention) decreased 0.28 percentage points (p-value = 0.005).
Sperl-Hillen, J. A Comparison of Group and Individual Education for Patients with Suboptimally Controlled T2DM: A Randomized Control Trial. Poster presented at American Diabetes Association 71st Scientific Sessions: 2011, June 24-28; San Diego, CA.More Case Studies