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DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday)


 

DR. FELICIA HILL-BRIGGS INTRODUCES
DECIDE

THE CHALLENGE

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.

THE SOLUTION

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.

COMPONENTS

For Health Care Practicioners

  • DECIDE Training Workshop (including training manuals and materials)
  • Certificate of Completion

For patients:

  • DECIDE Facts and Information Workbooks
  • DECIDE Problem-solving Workbook
  • Assessments (DECIDE Program Pre- and Post-tests)
OUTCOMES

DETAIL

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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