Journal article

Randomised controlled trial of an automated, interactive telephone intervention to improve type 2 diabetes self-management (Telephone-Linked Care Diabetes Project): study protocol

Dominique Bird, Brian Oldenburg, Mandy Cassimatis, Anthony Russell, Susan Ash, Mary D Courtney, Paul A Scuffham, Ian Stewart, Richard Wootton, Robert H Friedman

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2010


Awarded by National Health Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The study is funded by a National Health Medical Research Council project grant (ID 443214), by the HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation and by Queensland Health. We wish to thank all participants taking part in the study, Diabetes Australia for its generous provision of material for the study handbook and Diabetes Australia - Queensland for its endorsement of the study and assistance with recruitment. We would like to thank Professor Andrew Forbes for his advice in relation to statistics. We acknowledge the commitment of the project staff: Megan Rollo, Wei-I Wu, Dr Stephen Bunker, Adrienne O'Neill and Vivien Harris. We would like to thank Dr Stephan Gaedhe, one of the principal developers of the TLC Diabetes system, Professor Kerrie Mengersen, and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association for their contributions. We are grateful for input from staff at the Medical Information Systems Unit, Boston University, including Andrew Rossi and Annemarie Haselgrove. Finally, we also wish to thank Roche Diagnostics ACCUCHEK for their supply of the glucose meters and Alive Technologies for all of their technical support and advice.