Cardiac-diabetes self-management program for Australians and Taiwanese: A randomized blocked design study.

Source: Wu, C. J., et al. 2017 - Pubmed ID: 28544230

Setting: Australia and Taiwan, 3 hospital (2 in Australia, 1 in Taiwan)

Study design:

RCT

Follow up: 1 month

Patient group:

Sample size:

Total: 181

AusIG: 46

AusCG:45

TaiIG: 45

TaiCG: 45

Inclusion criteria:

– Acute coronary syndrome

– Diabetes type 2

Type of technology:

Phone call
– Education
– Support

Text messages (one way)
– Reminders

Intervention:

Intervention:

Self-management program across different cultural contexts

– Assist patients in problem-solving approaches  and monitoring their diet, physical activity, medications and blood glucose levels

– Booklets to foster skills and to reflect on their own practice

– 2 in-hospital face-to-face education sessions (30 min)

– Personal 30-40 min telephone call (1 week post discharge)

– 2 SMS (1 per week post telephone follow-up)

Duration: 3 weeks

Add on: +

Control group: Usual care

Clinical effect/ Patient safety:

Clinical effect:

– Self-care→

– Self efficacy→

– Knowledge →

– HRQoL →

Patient safety: NA

Patient experiences/ Staff experiences:

Patient experiences:

NA

Staff experiences:

NA

Costs and organization:

Investment:

Equipment:

– Booklets

Staff:

– Training in delivery of the intervention

Running:

Equipment:

– Booklets

Staff:

– Research nurse

Organization:

– Development of new skills

Health care utilization: NA

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Information

“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)