People with diabetes mellitus seem to have a strong interest in diabetes research. However, little is known about their needs and demands in the field of diabetes research. For a consistent patient-oriented approach, however, it is also necessary to consider their perspective and to involve patients into the research process, for example in order to develop new research questions
The aim is to identify priorities of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with respect to future diabetes research and to investigate potential factors influencing these priorities.
Observational study: Questionnaire survey among a sample of a German statutory health insurance from September 2018 to November 2018 using a mixed-method design.
A specifically designed instrument was used to assess priorities for future diabetes research objectives (Bücker et al. 2019). The potential future research objectives were identified through a qualitative survey among people with diabetes.
Bücker B, Wilm S, Arnolds S, Icks A, Lachmann N, Verket M, Spörkel O. Welche Präferenzen haben Menschen mit Diabetes mellitus in Bezug auf die Diabetesforschung? – Eine qualitative Studie. Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel. 2019; 14:56–63. doi:10.1055/a-0631-8258.