Exploring and improving treatment adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using eHealth: the development and evaluation of a web-based computer-tailored program: My Diabetes Profile

Stan Vluggen

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Adherence of patients with type 2 diabetes to core treatment elements, i.e. healthy lifestyles and medication taking is suboptimal. Treatment non-adherence co-occurs as most patients can improve adherence in two or more elements. Scarce consultation sessions between patients and professionals seem to be insufficient to address and improve the complex process of treatment non-adherence. The newly developed computer-tailored eHealth program ‘My Diabetes Profile’ was an effective method to improve patients’ overall treatment adherence and decrease caloric intake from unhealthy snacks. Optimal ways to integrate counselling and eHealth initiatives should be subjected to further research.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Vries, Hein, Supervisor
  • Schaper, Nicolaas, Supervisor
  • Hoving, Ciska, Co-Supervisor
Award date19 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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