Information Technologies in the NHS

July 9, 2012

Title: Information Technologies in the NHS: An Observational Study of Three Acute Hospitals

Source: National Institute for Health Research

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This study set out to understand the deisgn and implementation of IT technologies in 3 NHS trusts.  Case study research in Yorkshire and Humber SHA (Study 3) quantitatively evaluated the implementation of shared electronic patient records in diabetes services across NHS organisations.

Length of publication: 114 pages

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks


How much does screening bring forward the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and reduce complications?

March 7, 2012

Source: Diabetologia Online First DOI: 10.1007/s00125-011-2441-9

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Date of publication:  Feb 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Report of a  parallel-group, cohort study of people aged 40–65 years, free of known diabetes, identified from the population register of a general practice in Ely, Cambridgeshire.  The researchers concluded that diabetes screening resulted in cases being identified on average 3.3 years earlier, but further evidence is needed to justify the introduction of population-based screening.

Length of publication: Various

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Low goal ownership predicts drop-out from a weight intervention study in overweight patients with type 2

December 7, 2010

Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 01 September 2010, 17(3) p.176-181

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Date of publication: 1st September 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the psychological predictors of drop-out from a weight reduction study in people with diabetes type 2. The article indicates that ‘goal ownership’ prior to commencement could be used to identify those motivated to participate and identify those who have low motivation.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


An assessment of lifestyle video education for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

October 7, 2010

Source: Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 01 August 2010, 23 (4) p.353-359

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article evaluates the impact of a video based intervention for newly diagnosed patients on their changes in knowledge, biomedical indices and quality of life. It concludes that a video intervention increased diabetes knowledge amongst those newly diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and may be an effective educational intervention.

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you would like to access the full text. Please follow this link to contact your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


A school-based intervention for diabetes risk reduction

October 7, 2010

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2010, 363(5) p.443-453

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study reports the results of a multicomponent school-based program for children at risk of type 2 diabetes. Whilst the intevention did not result in greater decreases in the prevalence of obesity than the control group, it did provide greater reductions in various indexes of adiposity. These changes may reduce the risk of childhood onset of diabetes type 2.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Acknowledgement: HMIC


Trends in lower extremity amputations in people with and without diabetes in England, 1996-2005

June 7, 2010

Source: Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 01 February 2010, 87 (2) p.275-282

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Date of publication: February 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study of hospital activity data examined trends in non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEAs) between 1996 and 2005 in people with and without diabetes (DM) in England. The incidence of type 2 DM-related amputations increased by 43%, from 2.0 to 2.7/100,000 population. It concludes that a number of varying factors may be attributable to this increase but highlights the importance of diabetes prevention strategies and controlling risk factors for LEAs in people with diabetes.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


An evaluation of patient participation groups for people with diabetes

April 29, 2009

Source: Practice Nursing 01 January 2009, 20 (1) p.41-46

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Survey

In a nutshell: In Southwark Primary care Trust, a study was carried out to evaluate 4 patient participation groups with a view to developing this service. Patients stated that the groups: 1) helped them manage their disease; 2) 45% said it helped them manage their medication; 3) 47% reported improved diet 4) 65% indicated they were helped to eat more healthily. The study recommended that access to meetings was improved and funding secured.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


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