Health‐Related Quality of Life in Diabetes Mellitus and its Social, Demographic and Clinical Determinants

July 23, 2018

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: Jul 18

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To investigate health‐related quality of life in a representative sample of adults with diabetes mellitus in Spain, as well as its clinical and socio‐demographic determinants.

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Quality of life and sleep quality are similarly improved after aquatic or dry-land aerobic training in patients with type 2 diabetes

May 29, 2018

Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

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Date of publication: May 18

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To compare the effects of two aerobic training models in water and on dry-land on quality of life, depressive symptoms and sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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NHS England vision for tackling diabetes in 2014

February 7, 2014

Source:  NHS England

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Date of publication: 10 January 2014

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: NHS England has to rise to the challenge of an increasing population with long-term conditions – in particular the growing issue of diabetes.  The new plan, Action for Diabetes, outlines how it wants the growing problem of diabetes to be tackled in 2014; with better prevention and earlier diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and support for people to manage their diabetes better and improve their quality of life.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes

April 7, 2013

Source: BMJ

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Date of publication: Feb 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This trial assessed the effect of second generation, home based telehealth on health related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive symptoms over 12 months in patients with long term conditions.  The researchers suggest that home based telehealth was not effective compared with usual care only.

Length of publication: 20 page pdf

Cost-effectiveness of substituting physicians with diabetes nurse specialists

August 9, 2012

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, June 2012, vol./is. 68/6(1224-1234)

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This randomized controlled trial with 2-year follow-up concluded that nurse specialists give diabetes care that is similar to care provided by physicians in terms of quality of life and economic value.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Effect of Computer-Generated Tailored Feedback on Glycemic Control in People With Diabetes in the Community

August 8, 2011

Source: Diabetes Care. Published online before print June 16, 2011, doi: 10.2337/dc11-0006

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Describes a Canadian RCT in which participants were randomly allocated to either receive or not receive periodic computer-generated, evidence-based feedback designed to facilitate improved glycemic control and diabetes self-management. No between-group differences in measures of quality of life, diabetes self-management behaviors, or clinical outcomes were observed. The researchers add that future research may investigate the mode of delivering feedback (social networking, email, texts) and the intensity of the message (greater emphasis on individualizing feedback) to determine the impact on overall management..

Length of publication: unknown

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Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

June 7, 2009

Title:  Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

Source:  Nursing Standard, 23 (25) p.49-55

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Date of publication:  25 February 2009

Publication type:  Review

In a nutshell:  Complications associated with diabetes can lead to microvascular and macrovascular damage, which can have financial implications for patients and the NHS, and affect quality of life. This article addresses how these issues can be managed and identified in order to avoid further damage.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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