Exchange on Diabetes Project Achieves Fruitful Results

(2018-01-24)
  • Learning about research progress from The First Affiliated Hospital of GUCM

  • Exchanging ideas with the Research Team of School of Nursing Science of GUCM during the lunch meeting

  • KWNC Research Team visiting Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (University Town Branch)

To explore the results and effectiveness of smartphone applications in promoting self-management for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and establishment of an intelligent medical platform with an integrated model for chronic disease health management, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) was funded by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund to launch a research project on "Development and Effect of Mobile Phone Application (App) on Self-Management for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Guangdong and Macao" with School of Nursing Science of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM). The Research Team recently went to Guangzhou for an exchange of views with collaborating institutions and learned about the project progress and client feedback on the App. 

With the collaboration of Kiang Wu Hospital of Macau, The First Affiliated Hospital of GUCM, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (University Town Branch), Guangdong Second Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Shisanhang Traditional Chinese Medicine House of Guangzhou and Xinzao Hospital of Panyu District, Guangzhou on this research project, eligible subjects were recruited to ensure research quality. The Research Team visited The First Affiliated Hospital of GUCM and Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (University Town Branch) to collect opinions and met with Research Team members of School of Nursing Science of GUCM, Professor Chen Pei Yi, Lecturer Li Yu Jie, Lecturer He Wun Wun, Nurse Yi Chun to exchange ideas on the situation of interim assessment of subjects in Guangdong and Macao on 15 January. The data showed that the App has a positive effect for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Guangdong and Macao. It is conducive to solution of clinical problems and promotion in self-management for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. They suggested that some functions should be added or removed for a more user-friendly interface for patients and nurses.

The Research Team members involved in this project include Advanced Specialist Nurse Ng In I, KWNC Associate Professor Hu Xiao Xia, Assistant Professor Lok Ka In, Research Assistant Tam I Lam and Secretary of Research Management & Development Department Technician Tong Lai Kun.

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