Patient education is acknowledged to be the cornerstone of effective self-management in people with chronic conditions such as diabetes. While the effects of patient education in terms of biophysical endpoints such as HbA 1c are well studied, its effects on quality of life (QOL) and other non-biophysical outcomes are less certain. In the BEND2 (Basic Education for Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) study, the effects of a structured patient education programme on QOL and diabetes self-management were evaluated using a number of validated questionnaires. Semi-structured interviews were also employed to provide qualitative data to add depth to the quantitative results.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Diabetes Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2015|
- Patient education
- Quality of life
- Type 2 Diabetes