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Do mobile phone applications improve glycemic control (HbA1c) in the self-management of diabetes? A systematic review, meta-analysis, and GRADE of 14 randomized trials



Findings
  • #ResourceNotFound: OAPLabels, EvidenceSummary#
  • Supporting technical documents that are health systems-relevant
    Not usually available for this document type
  • Full-text report
  • Scientific Abstract
  • Scientific Abstract
Recency, quality and context of the findings
  • Last year literature searched
    2015
  • Year Published
    2016
  • Quality Rating
    8/11 (AMSTAR rating from McMaster Health Forum)
  • Countries in which studies (included in the synthesis) were conducted
    USA (3); UK (England) (2); Australia (1); Congo - Kinshasa (1); Europe (1); Finland (1); France (1); Italy (1); Japan (1); Korea - South (1); Norway (1)
  • Global/regional focus
    Not yet available
  • Country focus
    USA (3); UK (England) (2); Australia (1); Congo - Kinshasa (1); Europe (1); Finland (1); France (1); Italy (1); Japan (1); Korea - South (1); Norway (1)
  • Low - and middle-income country (LMIC) focus
    At least one included study was conducted in a low- or middle-income country
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Additional details about the research
  • Type of document
    Systematic review of effects
  • Type of question
    Effectiveness
  • Focus
    Specific
  • Target
    Individual
  • Priority Area
    Not applicable
  • Health system topic(s)
    Delivery arrangements
    By whom care is provided
    Self-management
    With what supports is care provided
    ICT that support individuals who receive care
    Implementation strategies
    Consumer-targeted strategy
    Information or education provision
  • Theme
  • Domain
    Diseases
    Non-communicable diseases
    Diabetes
    Sectors
    Primary care
    Hospital care
Publication details
  • Citation
    Hou C, Carter B, Hewitt J, Francisa T, Mayor S. Do mobile phone applications improve glycemic control (HbA1c) in the self-management of diabetes? A systematic review, meta-analysis, and GRADE of 14 randomized trials. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(11):2089-2095.
  • DOI
    10.2337/dc16-0346/-/DC1

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