Journal article

Effectiveness of general practice based, practice nurse led telephone coaching on glycaemic control of type 2 diabetes: the Patient Engagement And Coaching for Health (PEACH) pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial

Irene D Blackberry, John S Furler, James D Best, Patty Chondros, Margarite Vale, Christine Walker, Trisha Dunning, Leonie Segal, James Dunbar, Ralph Audehm, Danny Liew, Doris Young

BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of goal focused telephone coaching by practice nurses in improving glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes in Australia. DESIGN: Prospective, cluster randomised controlled trial, with general practices as the unit of randomisation. SETTING: General practices in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 59 of 69 general practices that agreed to participate recruited sufficient patients and were randomised. Of 829 patients with type 2 diabetes (glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) >7.5% in the past 12 months) who were assessed for eligibility, 473 (236 from 30 intervention practices and 237 from 29 control practices) agreed to participate. INTERVENTION: Pra..

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