Using technology to support care in gestational diabetes mellitus: Quantitative outcomes of an exploratory randomised control trial of adjunct telemedicine for gestational diabetes mellitus (TeleGDM)
Tshepo M Rasekaba, John Furler, Doris Young, Danny Liew, Kathleen Gray, Irene Blackberry, Wen Kwang Lim
DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018
AIMS: The increasing incidence and prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on a background of limited resources calls for innovative approaches healthcare provision. Our aim was to explore the effects of telemedicine supported GDM care on a range of health service utilisation and maternal and foetal outcomes. METHODS: An exploratory randomised controlled trial of adjunct telemedicine support in the management of insulin-treated GDM compared to usual care control. Outcomes included health service use, maternal and foetal clinical outcomes as well as costs. Groups were compared on outcomes and Poisson and Cox regression analysis were performed for predictors of health service utilisa..View full abstract
The authors acknowledge the financial assistance of Northern Foundation, Northern Health, through a small research project grant. TR also received the Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship and the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (formerly Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society) top up scholarship while undertaking this research.