Research

Technology Development

Movement as Medicine

Project:

Movement as Medicine for Type 2 diabetes

Team:


  • Falko Sniehotta

  • Roy Taylor

Aim:

1. To assess the acceptability and feasibility of a professional eLearning and patient development pathway called Movement as Medicine in primary care
2. To evaluate the impact on physical activity and glucose control in people with existing Type 2 diabetes

Research Overview:

Research has demonstrated the benefits of physical activity on glucose control, however it is not yet fully understood how best to support people with Type 2 diabetes to become more physically active and maintain this over time. This study will use an online training programme for healthcare professionals to equip them with the knowledge and skills to support people with type 2 diabetes to become more physically active. Patients will receive a range of support materials including activity planners and trackers, a pedometer and DVD. All patients will be followed up over a 12 month period

Research Importance:

This study will determine whether what we have demonstrated in research can be replicated in primary care practice via Movement as Medicine

Publications:

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