What is it about?

This feasibility study used real-world assessment methods to examine daily fluctuations in symptoms like mood, pain, and stress, and social context like social support and daily interactions in relation to daily activities, in real-time, in people with diabetes own environments.

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Why is it important?

Results of a larger study using these methods can inform more effective assessment tools and interventions that may improve daily functioning and quality of life. Real-world assessment tools can inform clinical decision-making and treatment planning that considers barriers to self-management that occur outside of medical appointments. Technology-supported interventions can provide the right type of support at the right time by adapting to an individual’s changing internal and contextual state to maximize physical, psychological, and social functioning.

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This page is a summary of: Feasibility and Acceptability of Ecological Momentary Assessment of Psychosocial Factors and Self-Management Behaviors Among Veterans With Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes Spectrum, November 2021, American Diabetes Association,
DOI: 10.2337/ds21-0020.
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