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    Project ID: NC-006 Status: Active

    South Asians are at high risk of type-2 diabetes (T2D). Few studies have investigated strategies for screening and prevention of T2D amongst South Asians that are effective and scalable in low-middle income and high-income settings. This EU-funded project partners IHP with an international, multidisciplinary collaboration with expertise in health promotion, T2D prevention, health economics, epidemiology, and global public health, that is conducting a cluster randomised clinical trial in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK. The intervention study aims to determine whether family-based lifestyle modification delivered by community health workers vs usual care is clinically and cost-effective for prevention of T2D (primary endpoint) amongst 3,600 South Asians with central obesity (defined by waist circumference) and/or prediabetes (defined by HbA1c), on the Indian subcontinent and Europe. The results will provide an evidence-based strategy for efficient, effective, equitable, sustainable and scalable implementation of lifestyle modification to promote health and prevent T2D amongst South Asians in diverse settings, and thereby help reduce the global burden of T2D in the South Asian population. Within the project, IHP is working with the University of Surrey to provide the health economics expertise to support the project's cost-effectiveness analyses.

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    Start Date: Dec 2014
    End Date: Ongoing
    Themes: Epidemiology, Health economics, Non-Communicable Diseases
    Client: European Community
    IHP Staff: Dr. Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya, Dr. Nilmini Wijemanne
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    Region: Asia
    Country(s): India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    Partner(s): Imperial College London, University of Colombo, University of Kelaniya, University of Surrey, University of Oulu, University of Amsterdam, Devki Devi Foundation, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Services Institute of Medical Sciences
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