Feasibility of Developing a Training Program for Peer Leaders in Diabetes (ST07-009)

Main institution:
Regents Of The University Of Michigan (USA)

Principal investigator:
Dr Tricia Tang

Location of the project:
USA

Amount allocated:
USD 64,951

Date: 
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010

Objectives:
This study proposes to develop a theoretically-driven program for training peer educators to lead empowerment-based interventions that, when led by health care professionals, have been associated with improved diabetes-related health and psychosocial outcomes.*

Results to date (November 2012):

"The PLEASED program: Peer Leader Training Manual" (Guidelines endorsed by International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Education Consultative Section) available in 6 languages on http://www.idf.org/education/resources/peer-leader-manual

Abstracts/Posters:

  • 20th World Diabetes Congress, Montreal, October 2009
  • 11th International Congress of behavorial medicine, Washington, August 2010
  • The Society of Behavioral Medicine 32nd Annual meeting and scientific sessions. Washington DC. April 27-29, 2011

Presentations:

  • 20th World Diabetes Congress, Montreal, October 2009
  • 11th International Congress of behavorial medicine, Washington, August 2010
  • The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 32nd Annual meeting and scientific sessions. Washington DC. April 27-29, 2011
  • D-NET expert, March 2011
  • 21st World Diabetes Congress, Dubai, December 2011
  • 72nd scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia, June 2012

Publications:

  • "The development of a pilot training program for peer leaders in diabetes: Process and content. Diabetes Educator" (in press)
  • "Training peers to provide ongoing diabetes self-management support (DSMS): Results from a pilot study. Patient Education and Counseling" (in press).
  • "The PLEASED program: Peer Leader Training Manual" (Guidelines endorsed by IDF Diabetes Education Consultative Section)

*Project completed in June 2010

 

BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.


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