Impact of Conversation Map® Tools Versus Regular Care on Knowledge of Diabetes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomised Controlled Study

Germany • 2011

RCT; Map Tools and usual care groups in both Germany and Spain; diabetes-related knowledge, clinical and psychosocial outcomes of participants in both countries was improved following education with both Map Tools and usual care; Germans started with high baseline knowledge levels and had usual care groups with higher knowledge than the Map Tools group because they received structured education as part of the usual care group; in Spain, no structured diabetes education programs, so Map Tools group had higher knowledge levels than usual care; at 6 weeks, no difference in HbA1c, ADKnowledge Score between Map Tools and usual care groups; in Germany, Map Tools group slightly less satisfied with care as compared to control group; in Spain, significant difference between control and Map Tools groups in satisfaction: 6 months post-education, over 70% of Map Tools patients highly satisfied with care while approximately 55% of usual care group patients were highly satisfied with the program; all: at 6 months post-education, Map Tools group slightly higher than usual care for goal attainment; Spain: goal attainment higher for intervention group as compared to usual care group at 6 months post-education (60% vs. approximately 42%); however, from 6 weeks to 6 months, Map Tools decreased while usual care increased in goal attainment; Germany: goal attainment similar for Map Tools and usual care group, although both decreased slightly from 6 weeks to 6 months post-intervention.

Reaney, M.; Zorzo, E.; Golay, A.; Hermanns, N.; Cleall, S.; Petzinger, U.; Koivisto, V. Impact of Conversation Map® tools versus regular care on knowledge of diabetes in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled study. Poster session presented at: International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Congress: December 4–8, 2011; Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


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