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Review: interventions focusing on patient behaviours in provider patient interactions improve diabetes outcomes

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 Q In patients with diabetes, do experimental modifications of provider patient interactions improve patient behaviours and health outcomes?

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4 electronic databases and the bibliographies of retrieved studies.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-experimental studies of modifications of provider patient interaction, provider consulting style, or patient education in patients with type 2 diabetes that assessed effects on diabetes outcomes. Study quality was assessed (maximum score 19 points).

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patient behaviours (participation in care, adherence to professional advice, self care, self monitoring of blood glucose, insulin or other medication use, exercise, diet, and other lifestyle modifications); patient biomedical issues (glycaemic control, …

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  • For correspondence: Dr H A van Dam, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

  • Source of funding: not stated.