Project SEED: Support, Education and Evaluation in Diabetes (LT09-277)

  • Location :
    Pittsburgh, USA
    Topic :
    Self-management, Underserved populations
    Duration :
    October 1, 2010 - September 1, 2013
    Main Institution :
    University of Pittsburgh
    Other institution :
    Partners in Health Diabetes Self Management Education Program
    Principal investigator :
    Janice Zgibor
    Other investigator :
    Sharlene Emerson; Kristine Ruppert; Gretchen Piatt
    Amount allocated :
    USD 396,651
    Objectives :
    With the increasing of diabetes incidence and resource constraints worldwide, it is increasingly important to develop and evaluate low-cost interventions in high risk communities. The proposed study will determine if integrating community workers (CW) in rural, underserved communities to provide self-management support will improve patient outcomes. This intervention will be compared with standard diabetes self-management education, which is not supported by CW. Training, a web-site and supervision from diabetes educators will be available to the CW as an ongoing resource. We will evaluate patient outcomes, CW satisfaction and retention rates, and the long term impact and sustainability of the project.

Presentations:

  • 73rd Scientific Sessions of the ADA, Chicago (USA), June 2013
  • 74th Scientific Sessions of the ADA, San Francisco (USA), June 2014
  • North American Primary Care Research Group 2015 annual meeting, Cancun (Mexico), October 2015

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