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A systematic review of interventions to improve outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetic Medicine, November 2016
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Title
A systematic review of interventions to improve outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes
Published in
Diabetic Medicine, November 2016
DOI 10.1111/dme.13276
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Authors

M. C. O'Hara, L. Hynes, M. O'Donnell, N. Nery, M. Byrne, S. R. Heller, S. F. Dinneen

Abstract

Many young adults with Type 1 diabetes experience poor outcomes. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving clinical, behavioural or psychosocial outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Electronic databases were searched. Any intervention studies related to education, support, behaviour change or health service organizational change for young adults aged between 15-30 years with Type 1 diabetes were included. A narrative synthesis of all studies was undertaken due to the large degree of heterogeneity between studies. Eighteen studies (of a possible 1700) were selected and categorized: Health Services Delivery (n = 4), Group Education and Peer Support (n = 6), Digital Platforms (n = 4) and Diabetes Devices (n = 4). Study designs included one randomized controlled trial, three retrospective studies, seven feasibility/acceptability studies and eight studies with a pre/post design. Continuity, support, education and tailoring of interventions to young adults were the most common themes across studies. HbA1c was the most frequently measured outcome, but only 5 of 12 studies that measured it showed a significant improvement. Based on the heterogeneity among the studies, the effectiveness of interventions on clinical, behavioural and psychosocial outcomes among young adults is inconclusive. This review has highlighted a lack of high-quality, well-designed interventions, aimed at improving health outcomes for young adults with Type 1 diabetes. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 22%
Other 9 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Researcher 5 8%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 23%
Social Sciences 8 13%
Psychology 5 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 9 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 May 2018.
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#516,912
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Outputs from Diabetic Medicine
#70
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#19,562
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Outputs of similar age from Diabetic Medicine
#2
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