Does a Personalized Health Portal for Diabetes Retinal Imaging Positively Affect Motivational Readiness to Change
Technical Report,18 Sep 2009,17 Jan 2012
University of Hawaii Honolulu United States
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The trans-theoretical model TTM of behavior change has been used successfully to describe explain and predict clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes T2D exposed to various educational interventions. This study hypothesized that individuals with T2D who are in the pre contemplation, contemplation, or preparation pre-action stages for regular self-management, exercise, smoking and carbohydrate counting and who view their own retinal images via a web portal as part of diabetes opththalmologic screening will progress to a higher stage off change, increase their pros of changing, decrease their cons of changing, and increase self-efficacy in managing their symptoms.
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