Journal article

Explaining engagement in self-monitoring among participants of the DESMOND Self-monitoring Trial: a qualitative interview study

Helen C Eborall, Helen M Dallosso, Sarah McNicol, Jane Speight, Kamlesh Khunti, Melanie J Davi, Simon R Heller



BACKGROUND: The Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) Self-monitoring Trial reported that people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes attending community-based structured education and randomized to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) or urine monitoring had comparable improvements in biomedical outcomes, but differences in satisfaction with, and continued use of monitoring method, well-being and perceived threat from diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To explore experiences of SMBG and urine monitoring following structured education. We specifically addressed the perceived usefulness of each monitoring method and the associated well-being. METHODS: Qualitat..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


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Funding Acknowledgements

this study was funded as part of the DESMOND Self-monitoring Trial by Diabetes UK (BDA: RD 05/3233) secured by a joint team from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Sheffield University. The study was sponsored by University Hospitals of Leicester. HMD, KK and MJD acknowledge support from the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care-East Midlands (NIHR CLAHRC-EM), the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, which is a partnership between University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester.