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The Effect of Health Coaching and Education on the Control of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

1Primary Care and Pereventive Medicine, Patient Education and Health Promotion King Abdallah Medical City, Saudi Arabia

2Faculty Umm Al-Qura University, College of Public Health and Health Informatics Hospital, Saudi Arabia

3Medical Pharmacology, Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt


American Journal of Public Health Research. 2022, Vol. 10 No. 1, 27-31
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-10-1-5
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Cite this paper:
Mona Hamdy Soliman, Roqaya Ali Alqahtani, Bashyer Alhothali, Soulaf Alsaeed, Soha Aly Elmorsy. The Effect of Health Coaching and Education on the Control of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2022; 10(1):27-31. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-10-1-5.

Correspondence to: Mona  Hamdy Soliman, Primary Care and Pereventive Medicine, Patient Education and Health Promotion King Abdallah Medical City, Saudi Arabia. Email: sayedsoliman.m@kamc.med.sa

Abstract

Aims/hypothesis: This study aims to test the effect of health coaching and education on the control of Type 2 diabetes in terms of HbA1c. Methods: We enrolled 123 participants; (61 control and 62 intervention). This randomized controlled trial compared usual care with an intervention that entailed health-coaching skills. The inclusion criteria as follows: age 18 years, HbA1c 6.5 or more and diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The data were collected from the outcome measures at baseline and after three months of follow up. The primary outcome was HbA1c; secondary outcome was BMI (Body Mass Index). The data were analyzed using linear regression. Results: The participants in the intervention group had significant improvements in HbA1c (Diabetes Empowerment Scale, with a mean difference of 1.78 % compared to that of the control group (p=0.032) and a decrease in BMI (with a mean difference of 0.9 kg/m2 compared to that of the control group, p <0.001). Conclusions: Diabetes health coaching has an Major role in healthcare that facilitates self-care, behavior change and offers frequent follow up and support. Health coaching for those with diabetes is an effective intervention for improving glycemic control.

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