A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle modification as primary prevention intervention for diabetes mellitus type 2

Katrin I. Radl, Carolina Ianuale, Stefania Boccia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: diabetes is one of the leading causes of death, and has a huge economic impact on the burden of society. Lifestyle interventions such as diet, physical activity and weight reducing are proven to be effective in the prevention of diabetes. To encourage policy actions, data on the costeffectiveness of such strategies of prevention programmes are needed. Methods: a systematic review of the literature on the cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies focusing on lifestyle interventions for diabetes type 2 patients. A weighted version of Drummond checklist was used to further assess the quality of the included studies. Results: six studies met the inclusion criteria and were therefore considered in this paper. Intensive lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes type 2 is cost-effective in comparison to other interventions. All studies were judged of medium-to-high quality. ConclusionS: policy makers should consider the adoption of a prevention strategy focusing on intensive lifestyle changes because they are proven to be either cost-saving or cost-effective.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEpidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint

Primary Prevention
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Life Style
Costs and Cost Analysis
Administrative Personnel
Checklist
Cause of Death
Economics
Exercise
Diet
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Diabetes
  • Lifestyle
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Community and Home Care

Cite this

@article{109a7bbdc2b449d99aed009db119f5bb,
title = "A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle modification as primary prevention intervention for diabetes mellitus type 2",
abstract = "Background: diabetes is one of the leading causes of death, and has a huge economic impact on the burden of society. Lifestyle interventions such as diet, physical activity and weight reducing are proven to be effective in the prevention of diabetes. To encourage policy actions, data on the costeffectiveness of such strategies of prevention programmes are needed. Methods: a systematic review of the literature on the cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies focusing on lifestyle interventions for diabetes type 2 patients. A weighted version of Drummond checklist was used to further assess the quality of the included studies. Results: six studies met the inclusion criteria and were therefore considered in this paper. Intensive lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes type 2 is cost-effective in comparison to other interventions. All studies were judged of medium-to-high quality. ConclusionS: policy makers should consider the adoption of a prevention strategy focusing on intensive lifestyle changes because they are proven to be either cost-saving or cost-effective.",
keywords = "Cost-effectiveness, Diabetes, Lifestyle, Prevention",
author = "Radl, {Katrin I.} and Carolina Ianuale and Stefania Boccia",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.2427/8846",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
journal = "Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health",
issn = "2282-2305",
publisher = "Prex",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle modification as primary prevention intervention for diabetes mellitus type 2

AU - Radl, Katrin I.

AU - Ianuale, Carolina

AU - Boccia, Stefania

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Background: diabetes is one of the leading causes of death, and has a huge economic impact on the burden of society. Lifestyle interventions such as diet, physical activity and weight reducing are proven to be effective in the prevention of diabetes. To encourage policy actions, data on the costeffectiveness of such strategies of prevention programmes are needed. Methods: a systematic review of the literature on the cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies focusing on lifestyle interventions for diabetes type 2 patients. A weighted version of Drummond checklist was used to further assess the quality of the included studies. Results: six studies met the inclusion criteria and were therefore considered in this paper. Intensive lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes type 2 is cost-effective in comparison to other interventions. All studies were judged of medium-to-high quality. ConclusionS: policy makers should consider the adoption of a prevention strategy focusing on intensive lifestyle changes because they are proven to be either cost-saving or cost-effective.

AB - Background: diabetes is one of the leading causes of death, and has a huge economic impact on the burden of society. Lifestyle interventions such as diet, physical activity and weight reducing are proven to be effective in the prevention of diabetes. To encourage policy actions, data on the costeffectiveness of such strategies of prevention programmes are needed. Methods: a systematic review of the literature on the cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies focusing on lifestyle interventions for diabetes type 2 patients. A weighted version of Drummond checklist was used to further assess the quality of the included studies. Results: six studies met the inclusion criteria and were therefore considered in this paper. Intensive lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes type 2 is cost-effective in comparison to other interventions. All studies were judged of medium-to-high quality. ConclusionS: policy makers should consider the adoption of a prevention strategy focusing on intensive lifestyle changes because they are proven to be either cost-saving or cost-effective.

KW - Cost-effectiveness

KW - Diabetes

KW - Lifestyle

KW - Prevention

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84880471239&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84880471239&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2427/8846

DO - 10.2427/8846

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84880471239

VL - 10

JO - Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health

JF - Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health

SN - 2282-2305

IS - 2

ER -