Using psychological and sociological expertise in a combined quantitative and qualitative approach to:
a) Establish which components of DAFNE determine success
b) Identify predictors of success or ‘failure’
c) Learn why some cannot sustain intensive self-management and
d) Implement and evaluate further interventions.
Understanding factors which facilitate/impede self-management will help to explain patterns and predictors of successful outcomes not only in type 1 diabetes but will also inform programmes in Type 2 diabetes.
The work is being performed by researchers at University College London and University of Edinburgh.
Centres involved: 12
No recruited: 263
Completion date: August 2010
Recruitment and data collection at 3, 6 and 12 months post course has been completed. Interim analysis of the 3 and 6 month data has been performed with 12 month analysis currently underway.
A subgroup of 30 patients and 12 educators from 5 of the 12 DAFNE centres took part in an in-depth interview (Qualitative) study. Results from the Qualitative study will be presented as a poster at Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2011.
Some findings have already been published.
Some results from the study were presented as a poster (poster number P288) at Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2011.
Last Updated: 23/04/2013