The effectiveness of mobile-based app to improve diabetes glycemic control and reducing diabetes-related distress in middle-aged and older adults

  • 游 詠晨

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Background: Diabetes has an increasing prevalence all over the world and self-management and diabetes-related distress are the main issues in diabetic patients Previous studies showed that technology or Internet-based intervention has benefits for diabetes self-management Few studies focused on improving self-management through technology in middle-aged and older adults Objectives: our study aims to compare the mobile-based intervention telephone-based and usual care interventions in middle-aged and older adults Methods: Participants (N=49) are recruited in endocrine and family medicine clinics during Nov 2014-Feb 2015 Those who aged ?50 diagnosed with diabetes without cognitive impairment and depression symptoms were included in this study The control groups with telephone-based intervention (N=91) and usual care (N=91) were recruited in family medicine clinics from Sep 2012 to Nov 2012 Results: Comparing to the telephone-based and usual care groups the reduction of HbA1C in the mobile-based group was significant (P=0 02) Also diabetes specific distress scores (PAID) have the more significant reduction in the mobile-based group than in the other two groups (P=0 02) Conclusion: Though the mobile-based telephone-based and usual care interventions have the potential to reduce the diabetes specific distress only the mobile-based intervention could improve glycemic control and reduce diabetes specific distress in a short-term period The mobile-based communication application might be useful and cost-effective for diabetes health education
Date of Award2015 八月 28
語言English
SupervisorChing-Ju Chiu (Supervisor)

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The effectiveness of mobile-based app to improve diabetes glycemic control and reducing diabetes-related distress in middle-aged and older adults
詠晨, 游. (Author). 2015 八月 28

Student thesis: Master's Thesis