An evaluation of a multidisciplinary patient centred type 2 diabetes self-management education programme in Edo State, Nigeria
Afemikhe, Juliana A.
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Diabetes is on the increase globally, especially in African countries. Nigeria in particular has a high prevalence of diabetes type 2. There is evidence that improved type 2 diabetes outcomes are related to self-management and improved health education. The purpose of the research was to pretest whether a structured multidisciplinary patient centred self-management education programme for type 2 diabetes would improve selected primary and secondary diabetes outcome measures. The setting is diabetes outpatient clinics in one tertiary and one secondary health facility in Edo State, Nigeria. The study design is quasi-experimental, a two group before and after study. Two groups of participants (n=28) were selected using quota sampling from alternate day clinic attendances, 15 for the intervention group and 13 for the control group. A multidisciplinary patient centred diabetes self-management education programme was developed and implemented over 5 weeks in October 2014.