Diabetes Management and Education in Older Adults: The Development of a National Consensus of Key Research Priorities

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For which topic were research priorities identified?


In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - Canada

Why was it conducted at all?

Diabetes in older adults is increasing in its prevalence and complexity. To date, little research has been done to inform current diabetes management, including education and support, in older adults in Canada.

What was the objective?

to develop key research priorities for future research related to diabetes in older adults

What was the outcome?

a list of 14 research questions

How long did the research prioritization take?

2 days

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: workshop: formal presentations and small and large group discussions to establish research priorities, participants received reading materials to prepare for workshop, more than 50 specific ideas generated and consolidated into top 14 compelling areas, followed by small group discussions with nominal group technique to prioritize the 14 compelling areas

Which stakeholders took part?

Clinicians, educators, decision makers, policymakers, researchers. 30 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.