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Table 7 Clinical outcomes - lab results and medication adherence

From: Shared decision making for patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial in primary care

  Decision aid Usual care p value 5
Lab results  
HbA1c1    0.25
 No change 12 (48%) 3 (25%)  
 Increase 2 (8%) 3 (25%)  
 Decrease 11 (44%) 6 (50%)  
LDL2    0.57
 No change 13 (68%) 14 (52%)  
 Increase 1 (5%) 2 (7%)  
 Decrease 5 (26%) 11 (41%)  
Medication adherence results  
Decided to start or change a medication 13 (33%) 9 (43%) 0.58
Prescription data was obtained 43 (81%) 44 (88%)  
Has a prescription for medication 30 (57%) 22 (44%)  
 Diabetes 25 (83%) 11 (50%)  
 Statin 5 (17%) 11 (50%)  
Filled prescription for medication 25 (83%) 22 (100%)  
 Diabetes 20 (80%) 11 (100%)  
 Statin 5 (100%) 11 (100%)  
# of medications filled 49 28  
 Diabetes3 44 17  
 Statin 5 11  
Percentage of days covered ≥ 80% 38 (78%) 22 (79%) >.99
 Diabetes 34 (77%) 15 (88%) 0.48
 Statin 4 (80%) 7 (64%) >.99
Percentage of days covered ≥ 80%4 1.44 (0.5, 4.1) 1 (Ref.) 0.49
  1. 1Diabetes medication discussion patients only.
  2. 2Statin medication discussion patients only.
  3. 3Patients taking multiple diabetes medications.
  4. 4Odds ratio (95% CI), logistic model of discussion and arm.
  5. 5Fisher’s exact test statistic (unless noted otherwise).