Peers for Progress

Study Description and Methods

This project investigates the impacts of peer mentoring on diabetes management. From 15 different practices of the WellMed Group, eligible patients will be paired up with peer mentors and the effectiveness of peer-led interventions in improving metabolic control, self-management behaviors, and quality of life will be assessed.

Specific Aims and Objectives

The principal aim is to evaluate the effectiveness, reach, and costs of a promising peer-led diabetes intervention, the Carpeta Roja (CR), with an insured, mixed racial, middle-class population with poorly controlled diabetes.

Timeline

This project will be conducted from May 26, 2009 through October 31, 2011.

Status

This project is under analysis. Check back soon for key findings and publications.

Contact Information

For additional information about this study, please contact:

AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237 x3180
nrn@aafp.org

Lyndee Knox, PhD,
Principal Investigator
626-833-8270
knox@usc.edu



This project is funded by grants from AAFP Foundation and Eli Lilly Foundation.