Monitoring of Individual Needs in Diabetes

Follow-up data from the cross-national Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs (DAWN) MIND study

Diabetes Journals: 7/26/12

OBJECTIVE To test the effects of implementing computer-assisted Monitoring of Individual Needs in Diabetes (MIND) in routine diabetes care on psychological status and glycemic control, identify predictors of poor psychological outcomes, and evaluate care providers’ experiences.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The MIND procedure was implemented as part of the annual review in diabetes clinics across eight countries in a prospective observational study with a 1-year follow-up. MIND encompasses well-being (World Health Organization Five Well-Being Index [WHO-5]), diabetes-related distress (Problem Areas in Diabetes [PAID]), a Life Event Inventory, and the patient’s agenda for their consultation. Medical data and agreed case-management actions were retrieved from the charts. Read More