The overarching aim of this thesis is to assess which attributes of group-based education programs for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) contribute to effectiveness. The objectives were to assess the effectiveness of these programs and explore the impact of various program attributes on intervention effectiveness, to identify and compare how group-based education programs are developed in practice, and to obtain the opinions of group facilitators and participants on the attributes that affect the success of group-based education. Additional objectives of this thesis were to develop and assess the feasibility and acceptability of a group-based education program for the management of T2DM, to understand individuals’ experiences of these programs, explore their motivation for self-management, and to explore the utilization of group-based education, as well as preferences for practice and training, among Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs).

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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism


Diabetes; Patient education; Diabetes Mellitus; Chronic Disease.

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