TableĀ 4

DMF predictions as to the impact of the DSME on clinical outcomes, and the accuracy of these predictions

HbAc1WaistExerciseDistressAnxietyDepression
Direction of predicted change (n=number of patients for which this change was predicted)Reduced=27
No change=0
Reduced=6
No change=21
Increased=9
No change=18
Reduced=6
No change=21
Reduced=4
No change=23
Reduced=1
No change=26
Percentage of patients for which change was predicted100.0022.2233.3322.2214.813.70
Total number of agreements in predictions*121913172326
Direction of actual change (n=number of patients for which this change was observed)Reduced=12
No change=15
Reduced=4
No change=23
Increased=2
No change=25
Reduced=7
No change=20
Reduced=8
No change=19
Reduced=8
No change=19
Per cent of accuracy of predictions44.4470.3762.9681.4862.9674.07
  • *Disagreements were counted when one person or more disagreed with the majority prediction for the patient.

  • DMF, Diabetes Manual Facilitator; DMSE, Diabetes Self-Management Education; HbA1c, glycated haemoglobin.