The Skills, Confidence & Preparedness Index (SCPI)

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LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology Ltd.

Status

Completed

Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus

Treatments

Behavioral: Diabetes self-management education (DSME) program

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03863561
SCPI

Details and patient eligibility

About

The LMC Skills, Confidence and Preparedness Index (SCPI) is a tool that was developed by diabetes specialists to individualize the education/support that a healthcare provider delivers to patients with diabetes. It has been shown to have high reliability, validity and generalizability. This study assessed the validity and reliability of a revised, final version of the SCPI in a large sample of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as the clinical responsiveness of the SCPI to a diabetes self-management education intervention in a smaller cohort of patients with poor glycemic control.

Full description

Canadian experts in diabetes care developed the Skills, Confidence & Preparedness Index (SCPI) to assess diabetes self-management in patients. The SCPI is web-based, gives immediate feedback to the healthcare provider, and is associated with glycemia. The SCPI was designed to allow a healthcare provider to individualize the education/support by assessing the three critical dimensions of self-management: knowledge of a skill; confidence in ability to change a behavior; and preparedness to begin implementing the behavior change. Two previous validation studies showed that the SCPI has high internal consistency, reliability, generalizability, and external validity. Following further focus groups with healthcare providers and patients, the SCPI questions and response scale were edited to further optimize clarity. This study assessed the validity and reliability of a revised, final version of the LMC SCPI in a large sample of diabetes patients, as well as clinical responsiveness of the SCPI to a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program intervention. This study recruited type 1 and type 2 patients from the waiting rooms of seven LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology specialist clinics in Ontario, Canada. Patients completed the SCPI electronically and their demographic and health information was retrieved from their electronic medical records. A smaller cohort of patients with uncontrolled glycemia were enrolled into a DSME program. Participants completed the SCPI at their baseline visit and their individual results were incorporated into the care paths that were then customized for that participant. The DSME program provided five to seven visits with a diabetes educator over three to four months. Patients completed the SCPI again at their final visit.

Enrollment

486 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Ability to read English
  • Duration of diabetes ≥ 6 months (DSME cohort only)
  • A1C ≥ 8.0% (DSME cohort only)

Exclusion criteria

-

Trial design

486 participants in 2 patient groups

Waiting room sample
Description:
Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes attending an LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology specialist clinic in Ontario completed the SCPI in the waiting room while attending their usual appointment with their healthcare provider.
DSME Intervention
Description:
Patients with poor glycemic control (A1C >8.0%) were enrolled into a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program. The SCPI was completed at their first and last visit and and their individual results were incorporated into the care paths that were then customized for that participant. The patient met with a diabetes educator five to seven times over the course of three to four months.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Diabetes self-management education (DSME) program

Trial contacts and locations

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