Patient-Reported Barriers and Limitations to Attending Diabetes Group Visits.
PURPOSE: Through this exploratory study, we sought to understand why group visit participation is low among adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
METHODS: Eligible study participants included adult patients with type 2 diabetes. After a pilot survey was sent to a random sample of 48 patients, the remaining 187 eligible patients were invited to complete a revised version of the survey.
RESULTS: Most frequently cited reasons for not attending group visits included diabetes under control, work and/or other responsibilities, and time barriers. There was variability in the desired time for the visits, though the majority of patients preferred evening visits. While some patients reported copays as a challenge, the likelihood of attending did not decrease for this subgroup. Most patients surveyed (54%) indicated interest in diabetes group visits.
CONCLUSION: Implementing strategies to address the patient-identified system barriers (eg, time, transportation, and copays) may increase participation in diabetes group visits.
Published In/Presented At
Careyva, B. A., Johnson, M. B., Shaak, K., Stello, B., & Hansen, S. E. (2015). Patient-Reported Barriers and Limitations to Attending Diabetes Group Visits. Journal Of Primary Care & Community Health, 6(4), 279-281. doi:10.1177/2150131915585107.
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Faculty