CTH has been successfully integrated into 47 primary care practices in Colorado and northern California, demonstrating its acceptability for practices and patients. And, as has been described, patients who complete a CTH patients survey and action plan had significant improvements in their diabetes outcomes. Other benefits of CTH include:
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“Patients could see that, yeah, the difference. They liked when they were doing really well with their diabetes. That was really positive. Other patients, it helped them see where they were struggling so that was a positive thing, like hey, you know, you really need to work on these things. So that was really good feedback for the patient.”
“I have a very good thing that I would like to highlight about the program that you have, because for example, the patient, after finishing the survey and we work on the action plans, they were more mindful about the changes and they were more aware of the possible barriers. And I loved the part where you compare what the benefit you get and then what obstacles.”
“Well, from my view, I think Connection to Health was a wonderful kind of program, another educational tool for patients and I think they –quite a few patients actually recognize that there are additional things that we’re trying to do. We’re always trying to improve. We’re always trying to support them in their, you know –when they set goals and trying to reach those goals and supporting them in that way and I just felt like that was a really wonderful way to show that we were doing that and we continued to try to do that.”