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    Disease Management Programs/Diabetes & Effectiveness

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    A 7 page research paper that summaries 5 research studies on type 2 diabetes management programs in order to answer the research question as to whether or not these programs improve clinical outcomes. Each study is profiled and then the writer offers discussion and analysis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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    this topic were gathered and analyzed. Rickheim, et al (2002) The purpose of this study was to directly compare the effectiveness of diabetes education delivery methods used in  diabetes disease management. This research team compared group versus individual settings using a "consistent, evidence based curriculum (Rickheim, et al 269). Type of Study (Qualitative vs. Quantitative) :  The design of this study was quantitative. Sample : Participants were randomly assigned to one of two interventions: group or individual (n=170). Subjects were recruited form a population  diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who were referred to the researchers educational center. Design : The researchers compared base physical data and also administered survey instruments to access assimilation of  the educational intervention. The instruments used were the an "adjustment-to-diabetes instrument (ATT19), the Medical Outcomes Study short form (SF-36) and a general satisfaction survey) (Rickheim, et al 272).  Data Collection : Data was collected at baseline, 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months for all participants. Key Findings : The researchers determined that diabetes education delivered in  a group setting, as opposed to education with individuals, provides an equally effective means of disease management that is equivalent or "slightly" better in terms of control of blood glucose  levels (Rickheim et al 269). Fireman, Barlett and Selby (2004) Over the past decade disease management programs (DMPs) have proliferated, as the expectation is that DMPs, by "providing better  communication, management and follow-up for patients with chronic and costly conditions," will ultimately result in lower health care costs by reducing doctor visits and hospitalizations through preventative measures  (Fireman, Barlett and Selby 63). This research explores the cost-effectiveness of DMPs. Type of study : Quantitative. Sample : The research team examined "quality indicators, utilization and costs 

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