Ways to Address Knowledge Education and Understanding in Pre-Diabetes (WAKEUP)

‌Focus:

WAKEUP was a pilot study to develop an educational package to encourage effective communication of key 'health alert' messages between health professionals and patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG). It used qualitative methodology in an action research setting.

Methods:

Mixed qualitative methodology within an action research framework. Focus group interviews with patients and health professionals and discussion with an expert reference group aimed to identify the important messages and produce a draft toolkit. Two action research cycles were then conducted in two general practices, during which the draft toolkit was used and video-taped consultations and follow-up patient interviews provided further data. Framework analysis techniques were used to examine the data and to elicit action points for improving the toolkit.

Outputs:

A toolkit of information materials for patients with pre-diabetes and their health professionals and ideas for improving practice systems for managing pre-diabetes were developed and successfully piloted.

Evans PH, Greaves C, Winder R, Fearn-Smith J, Campbell JL. Development of an educational ‘toolkit’ for health professionals and their patients with pre-diabetes: The WAKEUP study (Ways of Addressing Knowledge Education and Understanding in Pre-diabetes). Diabetic Medicine 2007; 24:770-777.

The revised (2014) WAKEUP materials are attached as below.

1. Patient booklet – to print, select 'booklet' on your printer and it should print out as a foldable A5 booklet. You may need to select "flip on short edge" or "left binding" if this is an option.

WAKEUP Patient booklet (2)

2. Glucose results (A4 version) – just print single sided.

Glucose test results

3. Practitioner booklet – to print, select 'booklet' on your printer and it should print out as a foldable A5 booklet. You may need to select "flip on short edge" or "left binding" if this is an option.

WAKEUP Practitioner booklet (2)

4. Practitioner DeskTop guide - just print double sided. ‌

WAKEUP Practitioner Desktop guide (2)

5. Edited version of the WAKEUP patient booklet on pre-diabetes used in the Community-based Prevention of Diabetes (ComPoD) study

WAKEUP Patient booklet (2)

Core Staff:

Dr Philip Evans - NIHR National Speciality Lead  for Primary Care UEMS Senior Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Colin Greaves - NIHR Career Development Fellow
Professor John Campbell - Professor Of General Practice And Primary Care
Ms Rachel Winder - Research Fellow

Funding:

Funding source - Diabetes UK

Funding amount - £32,918

Study dates - 1 July 2004 - 30 June 2005

Location:

University of Exeter Medical School (Primary Care)
Smeall Building, St Luke's Campus
Magdalen Road
Exeter
EX1 2LU

Tel: 01392 722743
Fax: 01392  722894