Using the Medical Research Council framework to develop a complex intervention to improve delivery of care for young people with Type 1 diabetes (pages e223–e228)
C. Eiser, B. Johnson, S. Brierley, K. Ayling, V. Young, K. Bottrell, V. Whitehead, J. Elliott, A. Scott and S. Heller
Article first published online: 12 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/dme.12185
- We describe and discuss the development of a complex intervention for young people with Type 1 diabetes following the most recent MRC Guidelines.
- We present brief findings from interviews with young people, staff and parents, systematic literature reviews and clinic audit, and show how these are used to determine key components of the intervention.
- This innovative programme, specifically targeting young people (16–21 years), includes changes to standard care, an optional age-appropriate 5-day self-management course and a separate family communication intervention.
- We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the MRC Guidelines as a framework for developing complex interventions.