TableĀ 1

Details of nurse training and support

Two-day training workshopDepression as a risk factor in diabetes and heart disease
Monitoring of depression using the PHQ-9 questionnaire10
Impact of disease using version 2 of the SF36 questionnaire21
Identifying barriers and enablers for better lifestyle choices
Goal setting and problem solving, using specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound (SMART) goals
Behavioural activation22
Diabetes Australia and Australian Heart Foundation guidelines
Case management with other health professionals
Use of care plan as a communication tool, checklist and data collection for research
Local facilitator supportPatient selection and recruitment
Information technology support
Monthly teleconferencesExpert supervision from the project manager, a GP and a psychologist
Peer support by participating nurses with case-study discussion