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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 292-295

Addressing challenges and needs in patient education targeting hardly reached patients with chronic diseases


1 Health Promotion Research, Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark
2 Health Department of Health Collaboration and Quality, Region of Southern Denmark, Vejle, Denmark
3 Research & Knowledge, Danish Diabetes Association, Odense, Denmark
4 Innocate, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark

Correspondence Address:
Annemarie Reinhardt Varming
Steno Diabetes Center A/S, Patient Education Research, Niels Steensens Vej 8, DK 2820-Gentofte
Denmark
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Source of Support: The study was funded by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, Conflict of Interest: sk s.


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.149324

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Some patients do not benefit from participation in patient education due to reasons related to disease burden, literacy, and socioeconomic challenges. In this communication, we address more specifically both the challenges that these hardly reached patients face in relation to patient education programs and the challenges educators face when conducting patient education with hardly reached patients. We define principles for the format and content of dialogue tools to better support this patient group within the population of individuals with diabetes.


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