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BACKGROUND It has been recognised that adoption of self-management skills by the person with diabetes is necessary in order to manage their diabetes. However, the most effective method for delivering education and teaching self-management skills is unclear. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of group-based, patient-centred training on clinical, lifestyle(More)
AIMS To develop a patient-centred, group-based self-management programme (X-PERT), based on theories of empowerment and discovery learning, and to assess the effectiveness of the programme on clinical, lifestyle and psychosocial outcomes. METHODS Adults with Type 2 diabetes (n = 314), living in Burnley, Pendle or Rossendale, Lancashire, UK were randomized(More)
AIMS To assess whether the Expert Patient Programme (EPP), adapted for people with Type 2 diabetes, can be used to promote healthy eating to improve glycaemic control. METHODS Adults with Type 2 diabetes (n = 317) were randomized to receive either a diabetes-specific EPP (n = 162) or individual one-off appointments with a dietitian (control group) (n =(More)
AIM To deliver an educational programme to care home staff in one residential home and assess its impact on staff knowledge and practice. METHODS One home within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale, East Lancashire, was randomly selected for education programme delivery and evaluation. An initial assessment questionnaire was used to develop the two, 2-h(More)
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