Aim. To investigate socio-economic and disease-related predictors for non-participation in the ‘Ready to Act’ program offering self-management support to people with screen-detected dysglycaemia. Background. Screening for type 2 diabetes followed by support to people’s selfmanagement strategies is increasingly being offered in primary care. Due to nonparticipation in self-management programs, healthcare providers often miss the opportunity to provide the basic knowledge and skills resulting in uninformed selfmanagement decisions. Methods. A prospective cohort-study was conducted in 2010 within the framework of the Danish part of the Anglo–Danish–Dutch study of Intensive Treatment in People with Screen-Detected Diabetes in Primary Care (ADDITION). A total of 322 43- to 75-year-old screen-detected patients, receiving GP-multi-faceted intensive treatment were invited to an additional interdisciplinary 12-week self-management program ‘Ready to Act’. A comparison between participants and non-participants was conducted according to socio-economic outcomes: age, gender, cohabitant and education and disease-related outcomes: diagnosis (diabetes or prediabetes), duration of diagnosis, comorbidity measured by Charlson’s combined 17 medical conditions measure.
Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 2011, Vol 3, Issue 3, p. 293-301