J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 22. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06011-w. [Pubmed Abstract]
Caroline Presley, April Agne, Tanya Shelton, Robert Oster, Andrea Cherrington
Peer support has been shown to improve diabetes self-management and control, but no standard exists to link peer support interventions to clinical care.
To compare a community-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) plus mobile health (mHealth)-enhanced peer support intervention to community-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) alone for African American adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes.
A randomized controlled trial.
African American adults, age > 19 years, receiving care within a safety-net healthcare system in Jefferson County, Alabama, with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and a hemoglobin A1c (A1C) ≥ 7.5%.
Participants in the intervention group received community-based diabetes self-management education (DSME)…
Effectiveness of the NAMI Homefront Program for Military and Veteran Families: In-Person and Online Benefits
Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Jul 5. [Pubmed Abstract]
Haselden M, Brister T, Robinson S, Covell N, Pauselli L, Dixon L
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Homefront, a six-session, peer-taught family education program by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), delivered in person or online, for families or support persons of military service members or of veterans with mental illness.
Program participants completed online surveys at baseline, at the end of the program (postprogram), and at 3-month follow-up, which measured subjective empowerment, burden, coping, psychological distress, family functioning, experience of caregiving, and knowledge of mental illness. A mixed-effects model examined change over time.
A total of 119 individuals (in person, N=63 [53%]; online, N=56 [47%]) enrolled. Participants showed statistically significant improvement on all dimensions between baseline, postprogram, and follow-up, except for…
Evaluation of a multi-faceted diabetes care program including community-based peer educators in Takeo province, Cambodia, 2007-2013
PLoS One. 2017 Sep 25;12(9):e0181582. [Pubmed Abstract]
Taniguchi D, LoGerfo J, van Pelt M, Mielcarek B, Huster K, Haider M, Thomas B
Early detection and treatment for diabetes are essential for reducing disability and death from the disease. Finding effective screening and treatment for individuals living with diabetes in resource-limited countries is a challenge. MoPoTsyo, a Cambodian non-governmental organization, addressed this gap by utilizing a multi-pronged approach with community-based peer educators, access to laboratory procedures, local outpatient medical consultation, and a revolving drug fund. This study evaluated outcomes of MoPoTsyo’s diabetes program in Takeo Province by assessing glycemic and blood pressure outcomes for individuals diagnosed with diabetes over a 24-month follow-up period between 2007-2013.
This is a retrospective cohort analysis of records without a comparison group. We calculated the mean fasting blood glucose (FBG)…