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1. Citation: Lepard, M. G., Joseph, A. L., Agne, A. A., & Cherrington, A. L. (2015). Diabetes self-management interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes living in rural areas: a systematic literature review. Current Diabetes Reports, 15(6), 608-015-0608-3. doi:10.1007/s11892-015-0608-3
Keywords: Diabetes self-management, Rural, Telehealth, Systematic review
Abstract: Reviews 15 studies (10 RCTs) of the impact of diabetes self-management education interventions for patients living in rural areas, on their glycemic control and other diabetes outcomes. Intervention strategies included in-person diabetes (n = 9) and telehealth (n = 6) interventions. Four investigations showed between-group differences on biologic outcomes, 4 found changes in behavior, and 3 changes in knowledge. Intervention dose was associated with improved A1c or weight loss in 2 and with session attendance in 1. Interventions that included collaborative goal-setting were associated with improved metabolic outcomes and self-efficacy. Concludes that telehealth and face-to-face diabetes interventions are promising strategies for rural communities.
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Link to Full Text:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=25948497
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11892-015-0608-3
Record Updated:2016-11-17
 

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