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Mod Care J 2014, 11(4): 268-274 Back to browse issues page
Effects of Non-Attendance Information Therapy on the Control of Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C) in Type 2 Diabetic Patients of Isfahan
Azam Yarahmadi , Firoozeh Zare –Farashbandi , Ali Kachue , Rasoul Nouri , Akbar Hassanzadeh
Department of Medical Library and Information Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , f_zare@mng.mui.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Patient education plays an important role in controlling of diabetes. Non-attendance education, because they don’t have of limitations caused by time and space and facilitating the relationship between patient and care liaison, is an effective, simple and cheap method. The aim of this study is determination of effects of non-attendance information therapy on the control of HbA1C in type 2 diabetic patients in Isfahan.


Materials and Methods:  The present study is a quasi-experimental study with pre test and post test and control group. Statistical population were type 2 diabetics patients of Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, from which 64 people were randomly selected and divided in to intervention and control groups. The preliminary data were collected using HbA1C test and collection data form. After the intervention group received training package and SMS for 3 months, HbA1C was again determined in both groups. Data were analyzed using t-test, paired t-test, Mann-Whitney and chi-square.


Results:  Results showed that diabetes patient's HbA1C in both test and control groups had not meaningful difference (p<0.97).The test group were significantly lower after the intervention compare to before the intervention (p<0.001). But this difference was not showed in control group (p<0.37). The comparison of the two groups showed that the HbA1C had a significant difference between the intervention and control groups (p= 0.048).


Conclusion:  Follow-up of education of patients with type 2 diabetes through training packages and SMS had significant effects on the control of patient's HbA1C. Also due to the low cost and high affectivity of this method, it is recommended to health care provider and treatment groups. This Study showed that having medical librarians along with treatment group can have a positive effect on the type 2 diabetic patients' health.

Keywords: Non-Attendance Information Therapy, Type 2 Diabetes, Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C)
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Type of Study: Experimental | Subject: Medical Library
Received: 2013/09/24 | Accepted: 2014/05/15 | Published: 2015/07/4
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Yarahmadi A, Zare –Farashbandi F, Kachue A, Nouri R, Hassanzadeh A. Effects of Non-Attendance Information Therapy on the Control of Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C) in Type 2 Diabetic Patients of Isfahan. Mod Care J. 2014; 11 (4) :268-274
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