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Simulating haptic feedback of abdomen organs on laparoscopic surgery tools

Show simple item record Kannangara, S.M. Fernando, E. Kumarage, S.K. Nanayakkara, N.D. 2015-08-20T09:23:01Z 2015-08-20T09:23:01Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.2015;5(3):193-201 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2010-3638
dc.description.abstract AIMS: The study tested the hypothesis that a theory driven Diabetes Self-Management (DSM) intervention delivered by trained nurses would result in a clinically significant improvement in glycaemic control. METHODS: Patients with an HbA1c >7.5% (58mmol/mol) and free of diabetes complications were enrolled into a randomized controlled trial (n=85). Intervention consisted of four sessions and monthly follow up for 6 months. Biochemical tests, and diet and physical activity assessments were done in both groups. Analysis of covariance was used to test the effectiveness of the intervention. RESULTS: At 6 months, there was a significant difference (P=0.001) in HbA1c between the groups controlling for baseline values and other variables. Based on the primary outcome, 28% in the intervention group achieved the target value of 6.5% HbA1c, compared to 8% in the "usual care" group (P<0.001; η2=0.65). The reduction in total energy intake and increase in physical activity was significant in the intervention group between baseline and follow up. CONCLUSIONS: The DSM intervention has resulted in a clinically significant impact on glycaemia, change in diet and physical activity, and has demonstrated the feasibility of using it within existing care arrangements in a developing country setting. Copyright © 2015 Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher International Academy Publishing (IAP) en_US
dc.subject Laparoscopic surgery tools en_US
dc.title Simulating haptic feedback of abdomen organs on laparoscopic surgery tools en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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