I would like to introduce the Intercultural Diabetes Online Community Research Council, or iDOCr. Diabetes Hands Foundation is part of this multi-disciplinary research group. Funded through a PCORI grant (watch the video below, about PCORI grants), the goal of our work is to identify opportunities for patient centered comparative effectiveness research. Please answer the following 2 questions to help us begin to refine the patient-centered research project we will conduct!
- What health outcomes (clinical and quality of life) do you think can
be improved by being a member of the diabetes online community?
- How can we encourage people with type 2 diabetes to engage in social
support via social media?
We will use the answers to these questions begin to develop research questions that impact members of the diabetes online community.
Principles of PCORI grants