Effects of type 2 diabetes behavioural telehealth interventions on glycaemic control and adherence : a systematic review

Cassimatis, Mandy & Kavanagh, David J. (2012) Effects of type 2 diabetes behavioural telehealth interventions on glycaemic control and adherence : a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18(8), pp. 447-450.

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We reviewed the effect of behavioural telehealth interventions on glycaemic control and diabetes self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes. The databases CINAHL, Medline and psychINFO were searched in August 2012. Journal articles were selected that had been published in English with a randomized controlled trial design using a usual care comparison group, and in which the primary intervention component was delivered by telehealth. Relevant outcome measures were glycaemic control and one or more of the following diabetes self-care areas: diet, physical activity, blood glucose self-monitoring (BGSM) or medication adherence. Interventions were excluded if they were primarily based on telemonitoring. The search retrieved 1027 articles, from which 49 were selected based on their title and abstract. Fourteen articles (reporting 13 studies) met the eligibility criteria for inclusion. Four studies reported significant improvements in glycaemic control. Five of eight studies on dietary adherence reported significant treatment effects, as did five of eight on physical activity, four of nine on blood glucose self-monitoring, and three of eight on medication adherence. Overall, behavioural telehealth interventions show promise in improving the diabetes self-care and glycaemic control of people with type 2 diabetes.

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ID Code: 56716
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1258/jtt.2012.GTH105
ISSN: 1758-1109
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2013 02:25
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 20:46

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