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

論文翻譯標題: 以行動通訊軟體介入促進中老年糖尿病人血糖管理與降低負向情緒之成效探討
  • 游 詠晨

學生論文: Master's Thesis


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
獎項日期2015 八月 28
監督員Ching-Ju Chiu (Supervisor)