DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday)
DR. FELICIA HILL-BRIGGS INTRODUCES
Patients often struggle with diabetes self-management. And poor self-management results in poorer clinical outcomes. Patients rely on their health care providers for help, yet practitioners lack the tools to provide patients the self-management training and behavior change support they need.
DECIDE is a literacy-adapted, self-paced learning tool that helps adults with diabetes improve self-management by developing their problem-solving skills and facilitating improved adherence to self-management behaviors. The DECIDE Training Workshop trains health care providers to train their patients and sustain the learning in a wide range of clinical and community settings.
For Health Care Practicioners
- DECIDE Training Workshop (including training manuals and materials)
- Certificate of Completion
- DECIDE Facts and Information Workbooks
- DECIDE Problem-solving Workbook
- Assessments (DECIDE Program Pre- and Post-tests)
- Positive effect on A1C levels;
- Positive effect on CVD markers (blood pressure and cholesterol);
- Positive effect on diabetes and CVD knowledge
- Positive effect on problem-solving health-related problems
- Positive effect on self-management behaviors (medication adherence, healthy eating, physical activity, self-monitoring).
- Positive outcomes in high risk populations and in persons with low literacy
- Read more about how DECIDE can improve outcomes across populations with similar educational and literacy levels.
DECIDE is the only self-paced, literacy-adapted, diabetes self-management program for adults, based on a problem-solving training model. Delivered by the health care practitioner, the curriculum includes a brief patient education module, followed by a series of modules focused on training patients in problem-solving as a behavioral change method for managing barriers and improving health behaviors. The DECIDE Training Workshop trains health care providers in how to use this curriculum with patients in a wide range of clinical and community settings.
Evidence-based reviews have revealed less effective outcomes for other programs. It addresses several policies and clinical practice recommendations that other diabetes programs do not:
- Developed and tested with high risk patient populations;
- Adapted for suitability and effectiveness with persons with low literacy and functional impairments (i.e. vision impairment, cognitive impairment) that otherwise can impede learning;
- Meets Institute of Medicine chronic care model and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recommendations for patient self-management support programming
- Meets American Diabetes Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators standards for psycho-social and self-management behavioral interventions
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