Expanding the independence of patients with type 2 diabetes (PRISMA)

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The workload in healthcare is rising, in part due to an increase in the number of patients with type 2 diabetes. Our aim is to relieve the workload of healthcare providers by increasing the independence of patients with type 2 diabetes. This is why we are testing the interactive group education programme known as PRISMA.

Objective

The purpose of the PRISMA group education programme is to increase the independence of patients with type 2 diabetes. By doing so, we hope to reduce the workload of primary care providers.

Results

We did not find PRISMA to add value when using an online healthcare platform.

Duration

01 August 2013 - 01 July 2019

Approach

We were monitoring 230 patients with type 2 diabetes from eight general practitioners’ practices in the region of Zwolle. Half of these patients were receiving PRISMA training from the beginning of their treatment (intervention group), while the other half received this training at a later stage (control group). We followed these patients for the duration of 1 year.

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Esther du Pon | Researcher | Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology
    Esther du Pon
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology
  • Rob Heerdink | Professor | Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology
    Rob Heerdink
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology

Collaboration with knowledge partners

We are working together with:

  • Kenniscentrum voor Ketenzorg
  • Medrie
  • Radboud University
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Esther du Pon | Researcher | Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology

Esther du Pon

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology