Journal article

Cluster randomised controlled trial of a peer-led lifestyle intervention program: study protocol for the Kerala diabetes prevention program

Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Emily D Williams, Naanki Pasricha, Pilvikki Absetz, Paula Lorgelly, Rory Wolfe, Elezebeth Mathews, Zahra Aziz, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan, Paul Zimmet, Edwin Fisher, Robyn Tapp, Bruce Hollingsworth, Ajay Mahal, Jonathan Shaw, Damien Jolley, Meena Daivadanam, Brian Oldenburg

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2013


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council

Awarded by Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health

Awarded by Diabetes UK


Funding Acknowledgements

K-DPP is funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council (Project Grant ID 1005324). Thirunavukkarasu Sathish is supported by the prestigious Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship (VIDS) from the Victorian Government for his PhD in Monash University, Australia. In addition, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish and Elezebeth Mathews were supported by the ASCEND Program, funded by the Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number: D43TW008332. We also acknowledge Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation supported by the Eli Lily and Company Foundation. We acknowledge the contributions of Professor K. Srinath Reddy (Public Health Foundation of India) and Professor Sivasubramonian Sivasankaran (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology) in writing the original grant proposal. We thank Anoop Velayudhan and Neena Elezebeth Philip for their contributions with piloting the K-DPP recruitment and intervention. We thank the participants and peer leaders for their participation in the study. The contents of this paper is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not reflect the views of NHMRC, the National Institutes of Health, Peers for Progress or the ASCEND Program.