Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.
  • 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
  • Project No: 324
  • Funding round: FR 11

Five million adults in England are thought to be at high risk of developing diabetes. Several studies have shown that even small changes to diet and physical activity can significantly reduce the chance that these individuals will go on to develop diabetes.  Group lifestyle programmes that improve diet and increase exercise are being rolled out by the NHS.  There is increasing evidence that digital – or online – programmes are also effective at tackling these behaviours, and could be a cost-effective alternative. We aim to develop a digital diabetes prevention programme that helps individuals increase exercise and improve their diet.  However, understanding intended users' barriers to changing their behaviour and preferences for a digital programme is an important first step in this process, to make sure the programme attracts and is acceptable to these potential users. For this study, we plan to hold a number of small group sessions and individual interviews where we can explore people's needs and preferences.  As GPs and practice nurses would ultimately recommend the digital programme, we also feel it is important to understand their views and preferences, so we will also hold small group sessions with GPs and nurses.

Amount awarded: £51,624

Evidence synthesis working group

The collaboration will be conducting 18 high impact systematic reviews, under four workstreams.

Find out more