Patient-reported assessments in diabetes care: clinical and research applications

Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Apr;5(2):115-23. doi: 10.1007/s11892-005-0038-8.


Patient-reported assessments play an increasing role in diabetes care and research today. These assessments are used to evaluate new treatment regimens, explore attitudes, beliefs, and needs of diabetes populations, support inclusion of psychosocial aspects in daily care, and establish new patient-centered standards for quality-of-care improvement initiatives. Much work remains to be done to ensure that these activities will result in improved access to patient-centered diabetes care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Diabetes Mellitus / psychology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Quality of Life