The Effectiveness of E-Health Technology on Improving Self-management of Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Hong Kong: A Pilot Study
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AbstractPurpose The pilot study aims to examine the feasibility of a randomized control trial (RCT) approach that is intended to determine the effectiveness of newly developed interactive mobile application on diabetes care outcomes including
physiological (i.e. HbA1C), psychological (i.e. depression), perceived competence and behavioral changes (i.e. diet
and exercise). The mobile app interventions are developed based on self-determination theory. Methods The pilot
study is conducted at a local diabetes clinic of a regional hospital from June, 2015 to Sep, 2015. At the clinic, patients are offered usual care by a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, i.e. medical follow-up and education provided by nurses and dietitians. Inclusion criteria are those patients with regular follow-up at the clinic. Patients are eligible if they are adults with aged 18 or older with type 2 diabetes, able to communicate and read Chinese, use smartphone and internet. Exclusion criteria are those with cognitive impairment and severe debilitating disease. After explanation and obtaining the written consent, they were randomized to a control group or intervention group. Random assignments were determined by computer-generated random numbers. All outcome measures are assessed at baseline and 3 months after in both groups. The sample size of the pilot study is 60. Results The data collection is now in progress and the result will be available in Oct, 2015. The results of the pilot study would guide in the design and implementation of larger scale efficacy study in the near future. The result will facilitate the evaluation of the feasibility of recruitment of samples, randomization, sample size and implementation of the e-health technology on type 2 diabetes. Conclusion The results of the pilot study will inform feasibility of a large scale RCT and point to modifications in the planning, design and implementation of the future study.
All Author(s) ListLAM Yuen Yee, LAU Emmy, WONG Mi Ling Eliza, LAU S.l Tracy, SIT Wing Hung Janet, LEUNG Yin Ping, CHAIR Sek Ying
Name of ConferenceSix Pan-Pacific Nursing C onference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care
Start Date of Conference02/03/2016
End Date of Conference04/08/2016
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
Year2016
Month2
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsE-Health, Self-management, Diabete

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