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The effects of web-based diabetes education on diabetes care results: a randomized control study.
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PMID:  21372642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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This study aimed to test the effects of providing Web-based diabetes education to individuals with type 2 diabetes on the A1c level and health check attendance. The study participants comprised 122 individuals with type 2 diabetes, who had access to the Internet, had completed their basic diabetes education, and had similar basic situational factors. Using a randomization method, these participants were chosen from the patients being monitored by the diabetes nurses. The experimental group (n = 61) was monitored via the Web. From measurements recorded in the sixth month of monitoring, we found that A1c levels of the individuals with diabetes who were monitored through the Web decreased (t = 6.63; P < .05), and the rate of attending health check visits increased (z = 5.97; P< .05), while no difference was detected in the control group (t = -0.63; P = .534; z = -0.80; P = .426). To maintain glycemic control, Web use could be adopted as a complementary tool for monitoring individuals with diabetes.
Authors:
Elif Unsal Avdal; Sevgi Kizilci; Neslihan Demirel
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1538-9774     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput Inform Nurs     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101141667     Medline TA:  Comput Inform Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  TC29-34     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, School of Health, Uludağ University, Görükle, Bursa, Turkey. elifavdal@uludag.edu.tr
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Comput Inform Nurs. 2011 Feb;29(2):101-6   [PMID:  21099675 ]

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