The EPIC Project report was published March 2014. Click here download a full copy of the report.
Evidence into practice: evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management.
The EPIC Project is about the diabetes medicine management of children between 6 and 18 years old. With the help of children and young people, we have created a new information pack for children with type 1 diabetes and are now testing it out in a randomized controlled trial. The EPIC project is run jointly by Bangor University and Cardiff University. The EPIC Project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) programme (SDO/211/2007).
The project started in 2008 and will finish in 2012. The project is in four stages, we are currently at stage 4 of the project:
Stage 1: We will look at the information that is already available for children and young people with type 1 diabetes.
Stage 2: We will develop a new information pack for children and young people with type 1 diabetes with the help of children/young people with type 1 diabetes, and healthcare professionals who help to look after children/young people with type 1 diabetes.
Stage 3: We will test the information pack to see if it is helpful for children/young people with type 1 diabetes.
Stage 4: We will let other people know what we found.
Those who will take part in the EPIC Project are:
Participants for stage 3 of the project will be recruited via Diabetes clinics in either England or Wales. (Click here for a map of our recruitment sites).
The people involved in the EPIC project are:
Jane Noyes (Bangor University) and Lesley Lowes(Cardiff University) are joint principal investigators. Dr Llinos Spencer (Bangor University) and Mrs Deborah Edwards (Cardiff University) are researchers on the EPIC Project.
Other healthcare professionals advising and supporting the EPIC Project:
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