Evaluation of the educational program about Diabetes Mellitus for primary care patients with type 2 diabetes, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (ST10-006)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Topic :
    Psychosocial care, Self-management
    Duration :
    May 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013
    Main Institution :
    Escola de Enfermagen da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Other institution :
    Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
    Principal investigator :
    Heloisa Torres
    Other investigator :
    J.G Velásquez Meléndez, R.C Andrade Bodstein, M.A Beinner, A.E Pace
    Amount allocated :
    USD 65,000
    Objectives :
    The education strategies for groups and individuals in the Diabetes education program would improve the participants’ knowledge about the disease and change psychological attitudes, thus benefiting the behavioral change associated with compliance to the diet and physical activity, and improve metabolic control and quality of life. The individual and group educational activities will be supervised by health professionals (physician, nurse, nutritionist, psychologist and physiotherapist) using recreational and interactive dynamics, making it easier for health professionals and diabetes patients to exchange experiences. The educational program will be evaluated every three months in order to determine the effects of the therapeutic education on disease control.


  • 4th Congresso Brasileiro de ciencas sociais e humanas em saude, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), July 2013 (1 poster, one presentation)
  • 2nd Congresso online de gestao, educacao e promocao a saude, October 2013
  • 2nd Congresso Brasiliero de Politica, Planejamento e Gestao em Saude, Belo Horizonte (Brazil) October 2013
  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013 (2 posters)
  • 9th Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia, Vitoria (Brazil), September 2014 (3 posters, 1 presentation)


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