The Development and Evaluation of Resources about Diabetes Management for People With Intellectual Disability and Their Care Providers

Lennox, Nicholas G., Rey-Conde, Therese Frances, McPhee, Judith Helen and Taylor, Miriam (2009) The Development and Evaluation of Resources about Diabetes Management for People With Intellectual Disability and Their Care Providers. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 15 2: 77-80.

Author Lennox, Nicholas G.
Rey-Conde, Therese Frances
McPhee, Judith Helen
Taylor, Miriam
Title The Development and Evaluation of Resources about Diabetes Management for People With Intellectual Disability and Their Care Providers
Journal name Journal on Developmental Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1188-9136
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 77
End page 80
Total pages 4
Place of publication Canada
Publisher Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 920104 Diabetes
920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
920205 Health Education and Promotion
110306 Endocrinology
111703 Care for Disabled
C1
Abstract Objective: In this paper we describe the development and evaluation of a resource for people with diabetes and intellectual disability and their care providers. Methods: The development process involved extensive consultation with people with intellectual disability, care providers, and a variety of allied professionals (n = 76) through 39 focus groups discussions. Content analysis was undertaken and the resource developed into two formats: a booklet and a website with two target audiences: the person with intellectual disability and the care provider. The evaluation of the resource was then undertaken over one month with 14 people with intellectual disability and 31 care providers. Responses to the resource contributed to the final design. Results: The resource in both formats was well received by both people with intellectual disability and their care providers. One third of care providers changed their behaviour in a wide range of areas of diabetes care after using the resource for a short time. Conclusion: The consultative process used resulted in greater resource acceptability and uptake of information about diabetes management.
Keyword diabetes management resource
diabetes education
diabetes and intellectual disability
Q-Index Code C1
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