|Titre :||Effect of peer support on adults with diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy (2022)|
|Auteurs :||Yan Wang, Auteur ; Li Pei, Auteur ; Wang Meifeng, Auteur ; Shiquan Sun, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol. 105 issue 4, April 2022)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 828-834|
To explore the effect of peer support on exercise self-efficacy, physical activity level, and neuropathic symptoms in patients with diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy (DPN).
A total of 60 adults with DPN were assigned to groups. Patients in the control group received routine education (RE), while patients in the intervention group received peer support (PS) combined with routine diabetes education. Data were collected at baseline and after intervention (12 weeks).
At 12 weeks, better outcomes were found in the PS group compared to the RE group for the following aspects: exercise self-efficacy, steps, total physical activity, fasting blood glucose and 2-hour postprandial blood glucose. Decreases in scores on Toronto Clinical Scoring System occurred between baseline and post-intervention in both groups.
Peer support is an effective way to improve exercise self-efficacy, number of steps, and general physical activity and to reduce blood glucose for patients with DPN. But the effects of peer support on neuropathic symptoms is are obvious. Further research is needed.
As a low-cost, effective education approach, peer support strategies should be integrated into our healthcare system to meet the minimum needs of patients with DPN."
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