EVALUATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ABOUT DIABETES MELLITUS FOR PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES, IN BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL (ST10-006)

Main Institution:

Escola de Enfermagen da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Supporting Institutions:

Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)

Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)

Principal Investigator:

Heloisa Torres

Other Investigators:

J.G Velásquez Meléndez

R.C Andrade Bodstein

M.A Beinner

A.E Pace

Location of the project:

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Amount allocated:

USD 65,000

Date:

May 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013

Objectives:

The education strategies for groups and individuals in the Diabetes education program would improve the participants’ knowledge about the disease and change psychological attitudes, thus benefiting the behavioral change associated with compliance to the diet and physical activity, and improve metabolic control and quality of life. The individual and group educational activities will be supervised by health professionals (physician, nurse, nutritionist, psychologist and physiotherapist) using recreational and interactive dynamics, making it easier for health professionals and diabetes patients to exchange experiences. The educational program will be evaluated every three months in order to determine the effects of the therapeutic education on disease control.

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Results to date

Posters/Presentations:
4th Congresso Brasileiro de ciencas sociais e humanas em saude, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), July 2013 (1 poster, one presentation)
2nd Congresso online de gestao, educacao e promocao a saude, October 2013
2nd Congresso Brasiliero de Politica, Planejamento e Gestao em Saude, Belo Horizonte (Brazil) October 2013
World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013 (2 posters)
9th Congresso Brasileiro de Epidemiologia, Vitoria (Brazil), September 2014 (3 posters, 1 presentation)
 

Articles:
"Home visit: an educational health strategy for self-care diabetes" Acta Paulista de Enfermagen, vol.27, no.1 Sao Paulo Jan/Feb 2014
"Professional workshops help fill gaps in diabetes self-management" Diabetes Voice, June 2014
 

 

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.