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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of the Shanghai Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP). METHODS A randomized controlled trial with six-month follow-up compared patients who received treatment with those who did not receive treatment (waiting-list controls) in five urban communities in Shanghai, China. Participants in the treatment group(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes has become a major public health problem in China. Support of patient self-management is a key component of effective diabetes care and improved patient outcomes. A series of peer-led community-based disease-specific self-management programs including diabetes have been widely disseminated in urban communities of Shanghai since 1999.(More)
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