WP10 Dissemination


 

Work Package Lead: Prof. Peter Schwarz

10. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN – TUD (DE)

 

Objectives:

  • Establish a chronic care management guideline Early Prevention of Diabetes Complications in people with Hyperglycaemia in Europe.
  • Distribute the ePREDICE results in the professional and public Health community by using existing international networks.
  • Include the ePREDICE results in professional prevention guidelines and the training curriculum of prevention managers.
  • Raise awareness about diabetes prevention practice.

 

Main tasks:

1. Dissemination of the results by using chronic care management guideline:

  • The results of the ePREDICE project will be included in the development of a chronic care management guideline for diabetes prevention. This disease management guideline will become part of the currently existing toolkit for the prevention of type-2-diabetes and will include behavioural and medical management algorithms for diabetes prevention. This guideline will be distributed in the global network of people active in the diabetes prevention as well as the Virtual Diabetes Prevention Center, which are deliverables of the previous European funded projects DEPLAN and IMAGE. The chronic care management guideline for diabetes prevention will establish the link between medical service and public health challenges and with this will become the standard recommendation for diabetes prevention management.

2. Dissemination of the results in cooperation with IDF:

  • The challenges in the dissemination and implementation of the results are (i) their acceptance, (ii) financial and administrative support from the health services and (iii) the availability of suitable personnel to be able to implement the results. With the proposed project we initialised a Consortium of expertise which includes experts representing medical and nursing professional organisations including representatives from politics / administration, as well as representatives of the relevant EU institutions and international organisations. This will be a guarantee to realize national implementation. National organizations will support the implementation of the guideline on their websites as download. We are aware, that the dissemination of the results is the key requirement to implement the specific results of the proposed project. Therefore a special working group: “Dissemination and national implementation of the project achievements” (working group A) is addressing this challenge from the very beginning. This working group will establish and maintain contact to the relevant national institutions.

3. Dissemination of the results in the scientific community:

  • Scientific publication in the field of medicine and diabetology adressing the added value of HealthNavi in public health journals and diabetes care oriented journals and disease management journals which follow a peer reviewer procedure. Publication and presentation of the ePREDICE results at international congresses. Dissemination of the results in the international professional community
  • Another milestone is the distribution of the project results in the global network of people „who are active in diabetes prevention“ and in the Virtual Diabetes Prevention Center. These two virtual platforms will allow direct access to the results but also make the practice guidance instruction available to a wide community of professionals in Europe and world wide. The will be realized by an bimonthly newsletter reporting about the progress of the ePREDICE project and reaching more that 3000 professionals in the field in Europe including about 300 Public Health experts. The work package leader will also coordinate these virtual platforms and will make sure the timely and direct use of the results. The members of the professional virtual network consist of about 20% policy makers, who will assure, together with the implementation in the national organisation, highest probability to influence public health policy. The ePREDICE partners are aware that only the results inclusion into public health policy will assure wide distribution so that from the beginning this will be the primary focus of the work package work.

4. Dissemination of the results in cooperation with prevention managers:

  • The dissemination of the results will not exclusively depend on the support of the national organisations. With the achievement of the proposed results, standards for chronic care management for early prevention of diabetes complications in people with hyperglycaemia are established. We know by experience with issuing recommendations for the prevention of diabetes within the IMAGE project that the potential prevention managers are very interested to start their programmes by using an evidence-based standard of intervention goals as well as recommended instruments of quality control. Offering these secure wide acceptance and dissemination. Currently numerous curses of prevention manager training are performed in several European countries. Under the guidance of the work package leader the results of the ePREDICE project will become part of the training curriculum of prevention managers, which will ensure a direct implementation of the results into clinical care processes as well as prevention management concepts. Together these approaches will assure a top-down and bottom-up strategy for results dissemination and distribution to influence practice guidelines, evidence based guidelines as well as policy development within European countries. In this context it is also planned, to include the project results into the European Guideline for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes – IMAGE project which is the current standard in diabetes preventive care in Europe. This will enable prevention managers to develop and offer their own prevention programme for primary diabetes prevention following the standard European guidelines (objective of the proposed IMAGE project) in structured prevention management programmes (objective of the ePREDICE project).
  • We would like to emphasize that IDF is involved as a participating partner in this trial. This will ensure the appropriate channels for the dissemination of results and development of new IDF-guidelines on IGT treatment. IDF already has a Guideline on Postprandial Hyperglycaemia. This guideline will be updated following the results from our trial. During the development of the detailed operational manual for our trial, also the dissemination plan will be outlined in detail.

 

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