Evidence into practice: evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management (EPIC) trial

Funder: The National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organization Programme (NIHR SDO)


Collaborating Investigators/Institutions:Chief Investigator: Professor Jane Noyes (Bangor University)

Other collaborating investigators: Professor Anne Williams (Cardiff University); Dr. Llinos Haf Spencer (Bangor University); Mrs. Jan Sharpe (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff); Professor Peter Brocklehurst (National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit); Mrs. Carol Jackson (Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust); Professor John Gregory (Cardiff University); Professor Davina Allen (Cardiff University); Dr. Joanne Rycroft-Malone (Bangor University); Mrs. Mary Lewis (University of the West of England); Mr. Mark Samuels (Roche Diagnostics, UK); Dr. Lesley Lowes (Cardiff University); Dr. Cynthia Carter (Cardiff University); Professor Ian Russell (Bangor University & Swansea University); Mrs. Deborah Edwards (Cardiff University)


Project Summary: The primary aim of the study is to develop and evaluate an individually-tailored, age-appropriate diabetes diary and information pack to support decision-making and self-care relating to insulin management and electronic blood glucose monitoring for children and young people aged 6-18 yrs with type 1 diabetes, compared with available resources in routine clinical practice. The health economics component will assess the cost-effectiveness of the individually tailored, age-appropriate information resources for children/young people with type 1 diabetes compared to existing care. Recruitment for this study is currently ongoing.

Links: http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2431-10-70.pdf

Project registration number- NCCSDO project no. SDO/211/2007; and from 9/12/08 NETSCC, SDO project no 08/1718/145

UKCRN page: http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=6092