how can we appraise Sophia?

23 Jun

A recent post in a medical blog criticized sharply the way the Sophia program of health coaching for tertiary prevention of diabetes melitus was evaluated. In response we can encourage and recognize the effort of evaluation that was already made in them selves and of course we agree the method can be improved. But we must admit that the coaching methods of patient education have already been widely assessed and there are numerous meta analysis on the subject, see for example an Indian paper and an Australian one. Evaluation if any will have to be in an intention to treat design and with random affectation because the respondents to this sort of educational programs differ from non respondents: participants are often in less good health conditions according to the results of an north american survey.

One Response to “how can we appraise Sophia?”

  1. Nicolas Prince June 23, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Vous êtes réactif !

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