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Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 Jan;83(1):140-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2008.11.005. Epub 2008 Dec 17.

Immediate impact of a diabetes training programme for primary care physicians--an endeavour for national capacity building for diabetes management in India.

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India Diabetes Research Foundation, Egmore, Chennai 600008, India.

Abstract

AIMS:

India faces a huge burden from diabetes. National capacity for management of diabetes has to be strengthened by improving knowledge of physicians treating diabetes, especially in semi urban and rural areas. A training programme was formulated and conducted at national level, as a step towards this goal.

METHODS:

Physicians from 6 states of India (n=3023, M:F 2311:712), aged 30-55 years, with service of >or=3 years, (government n=1720, private n=1303, semi urban and rural areas (n=1581:1442)) were trained in diabetes care in 5-day workshops between March 2004 to December 2006. Impact of training was assessed by pre- and post-training knowledge scores, feedback on usefulness of training modules, prioritizing activities to be introduced in their practice and methods to be used for raising public awareness on diabetes.

RESULTS:

The training significantly improved knowledge on treatment, complications, pathophysiology and diagnosis of diabetes (p<0.001). The participants considered information on preventive aspects of diabetes and foot care as highly educative. Patient education and team-training were considered important in diabetes management. Interest was evinced in raising public awareness about the disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

Well-planned short training programmes are useful in improving knowledge and in creating enthusiasm to improve diabetes care and awareness.

PMID:
19095326
DOI:
10.1016/j.diabres.2008.11.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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