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CLARHC Themes:  Prevention


Theme Lead - Professor Nigel Brunskill
Theme Manager - Dr Philip Shelton

 

The Leicester Diabetes Research team are involved in two studys under this theme.

 

  1. Walking Away from Diabetes
  2. Exploring the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of screening and management for depressive symptoms and diabetes distress for the prevention of deteriorating glycaemic control in people with Type 2 diabetes details of which can be found below.

 

Whats the Theme about? 

Study 1: Walking Away from diabetes (this is a DESMOND Study)

 

A cluster randomized controlled trial to investigate the effect of structured education on walking activity in those with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes

The study commenced in 2010 and is expected to finish 09/2013

Partners involved: NHS Leicester City, NHS Leicestershire County & Rutland and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Principal Investigator: Professor Melanie Davies
Other key staff: Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor Nigel Brunskill, Dr Thomas Yates, Mrs Jacqui Trougton, Mrs Janet Jarvis, Dr Trish Gorely and Dr Philip Shelton
 

Aim


 

Study 2 : 

Exploring the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of screening and management for depressive symptoms and diabetes distress for the prevention of deteriorating glycaemic control in people with Type 2 diabetes

The study started  09/01/2010 and is expected to end 12/2013

Principal Investigator:  Professor Kamlesh Khunti

Other Key Staff: Professor Melanie Davies, Dr Noelle Robertson, Dr Trevor Friedman, Navneet Aujla, Professor Frank Snoek, Nicola Perrin

Partners Involved: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, University of Leicester


Aims


  • To determine the feasibility and acceptability of a screening and management strategy for co-morbid depression and diabetes distress in a primary care population with Type 2 diabetes.
  • To develop a screening and management programme, using a ‘collaborative care’ approach, for routine implementation in primary care, and assess the extent to which there is improvement in depression, distress and glycaemic control.
  • To inform the development of a randomised controlled trial to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of a definitive intervention for screening and management of depressive symptoms and diabetes distress in people with Type 2 diabetes, with a view to preventing the long-term worsening glycaemic control.

Read more about the study - S ummary & Project outcomes at: www.clahrc-lnr.nihr.ac.uk/index.php/depressive-symptoms-and-diabetes-distress

 


Other Studies in the Theme


There are other studies in the Prevention theme such as CKD. Link to the clahrc-lnr website for details. www.clahrc-lnr.nihr.ac.uk/index.php/prevention