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West J Nurs Res. 2014 Oct;36(9):1222-37. doi: 10.1177/0193945913518993. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

A theoretical framework for a virtual diabetes self-management community intervention.

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1
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA allison.vorderstrasse@duke.edu.
2
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA.
3
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Abstract

Due to its high prevalence, chronic nature, potential complications, and self-management challenges for patients, diabetes presents significant health education and support issues. We developed and pilot-tested a virtual community for adults with type 2 diabetes to promote self-management education and provide social support. Although digital-based programs such as virtual environments can address significant barriers to reaching patients (i.e., child care, transportation, location), they must be strongly grounded in a theoretical basis to be well-developed and effective. In this article, we discuss how we synthesized behavioral and virtual environment theoretical frameworks to guide the development of SLIDES (Second Life Impacts Diabetes Education and Support).

KEYWORDS:

diabetes self-management education; theoretical framework; type 2 diabetes; virtual environment

PMID:
24451083
PMCID:
PMC4296559
DOI:
10.1177/0193945913518993
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