These validated patient survey tools work to assess patient and health care professional attitudes, wishes, and needs in diabetes management, a vital and valuable part of patient-centred quality of care improvement.
DAWN (Diabetes Attitutes, Wishes, and Needs) Study
The evidence-based Group Lifestyle Balance program is designed to help patients make lifestyle changes which can prevent diabetes and prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. This program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals and is designed for non–diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older who have pre–diabetes and/or the metabolic syndrome.
University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center
Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples can help health care professionals address psychosocial issues with American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
This resource provides clinicians with detailed information about self-management support and how it can improve primary care services by teaching patients with chronic conditions to take informed responsibility for their own health. It describes how to implement self-management support and provides resources to support health care professionals as they adopt this approach.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The guide is designed for managers of diabetes self-management programs, diabetes educators, and others implementing self-management programs who are interested in how they can better incorporate strategies to address negative emotions and enhance healthy coping.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This flipbook helps teach patients to identify ways to become more physically active. It provides color illustrations with two- to third- grade level text on the patient pages and simple teaching points on the corresponding instructor pages.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
This web-based program is for health care professionals and any other professionals who work with older adults. It provides education on important aspects of medication adherence in older adults and encourages collaboration to identify, resolve, and prevent medication nonadherence in older adults. Multiple tools and resources are provided.
American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation
This podcast offers strategies for addressing patient and practice obstacles related to overweight and obesity issues. CME credits available.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This guide provides evidence-based communication strategies for health care professionals to use in situations where patients need information to make sound choices.
Food and Drug Administration
This initiative helps community clinics, public hospital clinics, and medical groups improve the delivery of care for people with chronic conditions before, during, and after the medical visit.
California Health Care Foundation
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