Tools for Effective Research
The AADE7™ Project was undertaken with multiple aims, one of which was to provide tools, publications and products to help with evaluation of diabetes education outcomes.
Members of AADE can enjoy discounts on the AADE7™ Self-Care Behaviors Goal Sheet, Diabetes Educator Performance Form, and CQI: Step-by-step Guide for Quality Improvement in Diabetes Education.
Other publicly available research support includes tools for quality of life assessment, quality evaluation tools and outcomes measurement, among other topics.
While these are not specifically developed for diabetes education, they may offer useful guidance and assistance to your evaluation efforts. Links to a sampling of such tools are provided below.
National Library of Medicine
Instruments used in health services research are available here.
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
A public repository for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets.
Diabetes Indicators and Data Source Internet Tool (DIDIT)
Offered by the CDC, this web-based tool supports researchers with information for surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation.
Patient-Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments Database (PROQOLID)
Quality of life and patient reported outcomes instruments are available.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Offers tools for addressing quality assessment.
Academy Health, Health Services Research (HSR) Methods
An online tool for researchers developed by AcademyHealth, designed to help researchers communicate and collaborate with peers across disciplines.