Diabetes Literacy

Seventh Framework Programme European Commission

Work Package 5: Cost Effectiveness

    Objectives

    - To assess the effectiveness of self-management education and self-help programs.

    - To compare the effectiveness of self-management education and self-help programs.

    - To assess the effectiveness of individual training versus group based educational programs

    Description

    The focus in this WP is on four types of self-management interventions: training of individual patients, group-based training, IT based approaches, and self-help programs. The effectiveness of these interventions will be evaluated within the same empirical pre-post evaluation design. A literature review on the effectiveness of the four types of interventions will be performed, followed by protocol and instrument development. Interventions and settings will be selected from the inventory developed in WP3. Analysis will address the questions whether the individual approach is more effective than group based, IT based approaches or self help programs, and whether the group based approach is more effective than the IT based approach or self-help programs, controlling for covariates such as age, sex, ethnicity and health literacy.

    Main partner

    The main partner for carrying out this work package on cost effectiveness is the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Promotion Research in Vienna, Austria. WP Lead is Prof. Jürgen M. Pelikan PhD. Staffmembers involved in carrying out the research are Florian Roethlin Mag.Phil. and Kirstin Ganahl