Difficulties in recruitment for a randomised controlled trial of lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes: implications for diabetes management

George Jelinek, Emily Hadgkiss, Craig Stephen Hassed, Bernie Crimmins, Peter Schattner, Danny Liew, Rick Kausman, Warwick Inder, Sigfried Gutbrod, Tracey J Weiland

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Abstract

Objective: To report our experience of attempting a randomised controlled trial of an intensive lifestyle intervention for early type 2 diabetes delivered in a residential setting. Methods: We established a trial requiring 84 participants (46 standard care and 38 intervention) to detect a 1 difference in HbA1c between intervention and control groups at 12 months, allowing for attrition. Ethics approval was obtained from Monash University. Results: The study was abandoned after five months of consistent promotion due to recruitment failure (four subjects recruited). Conclusion: It appears to be difficult for patients with diabetes to commit to a live-in period of education regarding lifestyle modification as a means of treating the illness. We recommend better education of patients and their doctors about the potential health benefits of lifestyle change to manage type 2 diabetes, and further research into novel methods of delivering lifestyle advice which are both effective and sustainable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53 - 57
Number of pages5
JournalOpen Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Difficulties in recruitment for a randomised controlled trial of lifestyle intervention for type 2 diabetes: implications for diabetes management. / Jelinek, George; Hadgkiss, Emily; Hassed, Craig Stephen; Crimmins, Bernie; Schattner, Peter; Liew, Danny; Kausman, Rick; Inder, Warwick; Gutbrod, Sigfried; Weiland, Tracey J.

In: Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Vol. 2, 2012, p. 53 - 57.

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