Accession Number:

AD1049840

Title:

Does a Personalized Health Portal for Diabetes Retinal Imaging Positively Affect Motivational Readiness to Change

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,18 Sep 2009,17 Jan 2012

Corporate Author:

University of Hawaii Honolulu United States

Report Date:

2012-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE