Primary research aim
To develop the SMART Diabetes system and determine its clinical impact for people with T2DM.
Secondary research aims
To conduct process and economic evaluations to understand intervention impact on patients, family health promoters (FHPs) and staff, and to determine cost-effectiveness and scale-up opportunities.
Research objectives and methodology
An interactive mobile health management system can support lay family health promoters and healthcare staff to improve clinical outcomes for family members with T2DM and this system will be affordable, acceptable and potentially scalable across China. After intervention development, a large-scale cluster randomised controlled trial will be conducted.
- 40 communities in Chaoyang District, Beijing
- 40 communities in Changan District, Shijiazhuang
- David Peiris, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
- Puhong Zhang, The George Institute for Global Health, Beijing, China
- Weigang Zhao, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China
- Beverley Essue Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
- Stephen Jan, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
- Linong Ji Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, China
- Sun Lei The George Institute for Global Health, Beijing, China
- Zhenyu Liang Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing, China
- Yu Liu School of Computer Science and Engineering of Beihang University, Beijing, China
- Serigne Lo,The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
- Anushka Patel, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
- Maoyi Tian, The George Institute for Global Health, Beijing, China
- Junfeng Xu Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, Beijing, China
Peiris, D., Sun, L., Patel, A., Tian, M., Essue, B., Jan, S., & Zhang, P. (2016). Systematic medical assessment, referral and treatment for diabetes care in China using lay family health promoters: protocol for the SMARTDiabetes cluster randomised controlled trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-9. doi:10.1186/s13012-016-0481-8