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Patterns of care an Italian diabetic population. The Italian Study Group for the Implementation of the St Vincent Declaration, Società Italiana di Diabetologia, Associazione Medici Diabetologi.

Nicolucci, A, Scorpiglione, N, Belfiglio, M, Carinci, F, Cavaliere, D, el-Shazly, M, Labbrozzi, D, Mari, E, Massi Benedetti, M and Tognoni, G (1997) Patterns of care an Italian diabetic population. The Italian Study Group for the Implementation of the St Vincent Declaration, Società Italiana di Diabetologia, Associazione Medici Diabetologi. Diabet Med, 14 (2). pp. 158-166.

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Abstract

We set out to describe patterns of care of an Italian diabetic population, with reference to the recommendations of the St Vincent Declaration. We investigated different aspects of care received by 2707 patients, of whom 2196 in the charge of 35 Diabetes Outpatient Clinics (DOCs) and 511 cared for by 49 General Practitioners (GPs). Data were collected by interviewing the patients, their physicians and by reviewing medical records. Our data show that diabetes care in Italy differs in many aspects from the recommendations of the St Vincent Declaration. Glycated haemoglobin measurement was lacking in 50% of the patients in the charge of GPs and in 15% of those attending DOCs. While the control of cardiovascular risk factors was satisfactory, information on albumin excretion was not available in one third of the patients. Overall, 79% of the patients had had an eye examination in the previous 12 months. More than one-third of the patients had not received adequate information on different aspects of care, with wide variations according to the setting of care. Forty-two per cent of the patients attending DOCs and 14% of those cared for by GPs practised blood glucose self-monitoring; similarly, insulin therapy self-management was performed by 50% and 19% of the patients attending DOCs and GPs, respectively. Our data call for vigorous efforts aimed at improving the awareness of the potential for reducing major diabetic complications. Therefore, it is essential to promote the incorporation of clearly defined clinical practice guidelines at each level of care.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Nicolucci, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scorpiglione, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Belfiglio, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Carinci, Ff.carinci@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Cavaliere, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
el-Shazly, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Labbrozzi, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mari, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Massi Benedetti, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tognoni, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : February 1997
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-9136(199702)14:2<158::AID-DIA319>3.0.CO;2-2
Uncontrolled Keywords : Aged, Albuminuria, Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Body Weight, Case-Control Studies, Cholesterol, Creatinine, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Retinopathy, Family Practice, Female, Health Education, Heart Diseases, Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated, Humans, Insulin, Italy, Kidney, Male, Middle Aged, Primary Health Care, Risk Factors, Self Care, Triglycerides
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:42
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 10:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/828874

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