We sought to measure the impact of online education for patients/caregivers on knowledge and confidence as well as on prompting changes in daily life. The education was available online, and comprised of text and integrated visuals. Demographic questions were asked prior to starting the education. A knowledge question was asked both before and after the activity to assess learning gains, as well as intent to change and confidence questions at the end. Absolute improvements were calculated for pre/post questions. The activity launched August 31, 2019, and preliminary data collected through October 30, 2019. To date, 4,631 learners have participated in the patient/caregiver activity, “AGP: What Do I Need to Know?” Completers of all questions (included in outcomes analysis): 755 Demographics: 52% female; 63% white, non-Hispanic; 70% over the age of 54; 71% have diabetes, 18% were interested in learning more about diabetes and the AGP Knowledge changes: 10% improvement in recognizing the benefits of an AGP report (78% pre to 88% post) Intent-to-act: 80% plan to talk to their HCP about if CGM can help them better monitor their diabetes Confidence changes: 88% reported increased confidence using an AGP report to interpret trends in glucose levels The metrics and outcomes gathered in this assessment are a strong indicator that these patient/caregiver-focused online educational activities improved knowledge and confidence and prompted intent to act by patients/caregivers related to CGM use in diabetes management.
A. Larkin: None. M. LaCouture: None.
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