Multidisciplinary team approach for a peer-support based cardiac-diabetes self-management program

Wu, Chiung-Jung (Jo) (2012) Multidisciplinary team approach for a peer-support based cardiac-diabetes self-management program. In Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 16-19 August 2012, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD.

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Background: Cardiac patients with diabetes are at higher readmission rates (22%) compared to only 6% for those patients without diabetes. Evidence shows benefits of peer support and using information technology to improve chronic illness and achieve better health outcomes. However limited evidence suggests that cardiac or diabetes self-management programs incorporating peer supporters (patients with similar conditions) or telephone and text-messaging, have improved health outcomes and reduce health care utilisations. A multidisciplinary research team approach is crucial to accommodate the complex aspects of delivering intervention programs for these at-risk patients. However, challenges such as the inconsistency in significance of key concepts across research fields, as well as practical and operational issues within different contexts are often experienced.

Aims: To develop an effective multidisciplinary team approach to deliver a peer support based cardiac-diabetes self-management program incorporating the preparation of lay personnel to provide telephone and text-messaging follow up support.

Methods: The approach was used for a multidisciplinary project using randomised controlled trial.

Results: The findings from multidisciplinary team approach reveal the feasibility of a Peer support based cardiac-diabetes self-management program.

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ID Code: 59235
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Information also available in: Heart Lung and Circulation, 21(sup 1), pp.S310-311
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DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.768
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2013 22:46
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2013 22:29

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