Patient education

The Influence of Literacy on Patient-Reported Experiences of Diabetes Self-Management Support

Background: Variability in disease-related outcomes may relate to how patients experience self-management support in clinical settings.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with experiences of self-management support during primary care encounters.

Evaluation of a visit preparation intervention implemented in two rural, underserved counties of Northern California

Evaluate satisfaction with visit preparation at three rural resource center sites.
The resource centers sent eight employees and two volunteers for training at UCSF in Consultation Planning (CP). CP is a service to help patients make a list of questions before seeing their doctors. Researchers used multivariate ordered logistic regression analysis to investigate the variation in satisfaction among 99 CP Clients served by the resource centers in 2003.

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