Design of the e-Vita diabetes mellitus study: effects and use of an interactive online care platform in patients with type 2 diabetes (e-VitaDM-1/ZODIAC-40)

Yvonne Roelofsen, Steven H. Hendriks, Floor Sieverink, Michael van Vugt, Kornelis J.J. van Hateren, Frank J. Snoek, Maartje de Wit, Rijk O.B. Gans, Klaas H. Groenier, Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen, Nanne Kleefstra, Henk J.G. Bilo

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    Abstract

    Background Due to ongoing rise in need for care for people with chronic diseases and lagging increase in number of care providers, alternative forms of care provision and self-management support are needed. Empowering patients through an online care platform could help to improve patients’ self-management and reduce the burden on the healthcare system. Methods Access to laboratory results and educational modules on diabetes will be offered through a platform for subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated in primary care. Differences in socio-demographic and clinical characteristics between subjects expressing interest vs. disinterest to use the platform will be explored. Platform usage will be tracked and compared. Patient satisfaction and quality of life will be measured by validated questionnaires and economic analyses will be performed. Discussion This study is designed to assess the feasibility of use of an online platform in routine primary healthcare for subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Netherlands, and to study effects of use of the platform on treatment satisfaction, quality of life and clinical parameters. Although providing access to a online platform is not a novel intervention, usage and effects have not yet been studied in this patient population.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number22
    Pages (from-to)22-
    JournalBMC endocrine disorders
    Volume14
    Issue number22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • METIS-305201
    • IR-91890

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