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Development and piloting of an acceptability questionnaire for continuous glucose monitoring devices.

Steed, L, Cooke, D, Hurel, SJ and Newman, SP (2008) Development and piloting of an acceptability questionnaire for continuous glucose monitoring devices. Diabetes Technol Ther, 10 (2). pp. 95-101.

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Objective: Research demonstrates that patients have a poor understanding of glycosylated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and that this impacts on effective diabetes self-management. This study attempted to replicate these findings in a UK outpatient sample of people with diabetes. Method: 83 participants were recruited and asked to fill in a questionnaire assessing their understanding of HbA1c, diabetes self-care behaviours and diabetes-specific self-efficacy in relation to carrying out these self-care behaviours. Results: Only 26.5% of the participants were classified as having a good understanding of HbA1c. Correlational and univariate analyses indicated that this level of understanding was related to demographic variables, HbA1c levels and certain aspects of self-care and self-efficacy. A series of multiple regressions found that understanding was a significant predictor of HbA1c levels. Conclusion: The majority of participants seemed to have a poor understanding of HbA1c and this was related to aspects of their diabetes management, self-efficacy and HbA1c levels. Practical implications: These findings provide support for the application of programmes and initiatives aimed at improving patients understanding of clinical disease markers. © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.twofold: first, to investigate the acceptability of two continuous glucose monitoring devices for people with diabetes; and second, to develop a valid questionnaire measure to assess the acceptability of continuous glucose monitoring devices.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Steed, L
Hurel, SJ
Newman, SP
Date : April 2008
DOI : 10.1089/dia.2007.0255
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adult, Blood Glucose, Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Diabetes Mellitus, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Patient Satisfaction, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Reproducibility of Results
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:46
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 17:37

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