Final Report ANDIAB2 2012 Quality Assurance of Patient Practices and Diabetes Centre Care - December 2012

Appendix 2 - ANDIAB2 Data Definitions

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ANDIAB2 Definitions

Copyright 2012 ANDIAB2-2012V1

Date of Birth - Record as DD/MM/YYYY. [If unknown other than year : Record as 01/01/YYYY].
Sex - Record Male or Female [Phenotypic (physical) sex at birth].
Date of Patient Visit - Record the date of the patient visit as DD/MM/YYYY.
Initial Visit - Record (No/Yes) if this is an initial visit assessment.
Indigenous - Record (No/Yes) if Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander (or Neither).
Interpreter - Record (No/Yes) the requirement for interpreter services as perceived by the patient.
DVA Patient - Eligible people whose medical care charges are met by the Dept of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). (No/Yes).
Year of Diagnosis - Record YEAR of first diagnostic blood glucose estimation. Record as YYYY.
Type of Diabetes - Record Clinical classification of diabetes. Record as Type1/Type 2/GDM/Don't Know/ or Other.
Management Method - Record as Diet Only / Tablets / Insulin / Insulin and Tablets / or NIL.
If on Insulin: Since (year) - Record YEAR insulin was started. Record as YYYY.
Currently Pregnant - Record (No/Yes) whether the patient is currently pregnant.
NDSS Member - Record (No/Yes) if a member of the NDSS.
Flu Vaccination - Has the patient had a Flu Vaccination in the past 12 months? (No/Yes).
Pneumococcal Vaccination - Has the patient had a Pneumococcal Vaccination in the past 12 months? (No/Yes).
Physical Activity - Does the patient undertake sufficient Physical Activity? Record as Sufficient / Insufficient / Sedentary


Sufficient physical activity for health benefit for a usual 7-day period is calculated by - summing the total minutes of walking, moderate and/or vigorous physical activity. Vigorous physical activity is weighted by a factor of two to account for its greater intensity. Total minutes for health benefit need to be equal to or more than 150 minutes per week.

Insufficient physical activity for health benefit is where the sum of the total minutes of walking, moderate and/or vigorous physical activity for a usual 7-day period is less than 150 minutes but more than 0 minutes.

Sedentary - is where there has been no moderate and/or vigorous physical activity during a usual 7-day period. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians describes Moderate-intensity physical activity as causing a slight but noticeable, increase in breathing and heart rate and suggests that the person should be able to comfortably talk but not sing. Vigorous physical activity is described as activity, which causes the person to ‘huff and puff’, and where talking in a full sentence between breaths is difficult.

Smoking Status

Mark Current Smoker or Past Smoker or Never Smoked to indicate smoking of any tobacco material.
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Current Smoker = regular over past 3mths, Past Smoker = no regular smoking for >1mth, Never smoked = never smoked any tobacco.

If a Current Smoker: Have you tried to Stop Smoking? Has tried IN ANY WAY to stop smoking (No/Yes).

If a Past Smoker: Which of the following methods did you use ?:

Just Stopped: No Intervention Just stopped smoking with No Intervention (No/Yes).
Medication Took Medication to assist Smoking Cessation (No/Yes).
Nicotine replacement Took Nicotine replacement to assist Smoking Cessation (No/Yes).
Hypnosis Received Hypnosis to assist Smoking Cessation (No/Yes).
Acupuncture Received Acupuncture to assist Smoking Cessation (No/Yes).
Other Undertook some other form of Smoking Cessation therapy (No/Yes).

Do you have difficulties following your prescribed diet? (No/Yes). IF YES – which of the following apply:
I don’t have enough time to prepare healthy meals? Patient states there is insufficient time to prepare healthy meals (No/Yes).
It costs too much to eat well? Patient states it is too expensive to eat well (No/Yes).
I don’t know what foods are best to eat? Patient states they are unaware of which foods to choose (No/Yes).
I eat out a lot and find it hard to eat well Patient states they eat out a lot and it is hard to eat well (No/Yes).
IF Type 1: It is too hard to count carbs – weigh food? Type 1 Patient states it is too hard to carb count / weigh food etc (No/Yes).

Lipohypertrophy Does the patient have Lipohypertrophy present at injection sites? (No/Yes). Not Relevant = Not On Insulin
Lipoatrophy Does the patient have Lipoatrophy present at injection sites? (No/Yes). Not Relevant = Not On Insulin
Glycated Hb Record absolute result [%] of the most recent HbA1c result in the last 6 months.

Forget Medications Does patient ever forget to take their medications?: (No/Yes). IF YES Record number of times per week
Take ALL Medications Does patient usually take all of their medications?: (No/Yes).
Stops Medications if better Does patient sometimes stop taking their medications when they feel better?: (No/Yes).
Stops Medications if worse Does patient sometimes stop taking their medications when they feel worse?: (No/Yes).
Complementary Therapy Is the patient using a complementary therapy [herbal/homeopathic/essential oil/vitamin or mineral supplement OR dietary supplement OR ‘Over The Counter’ [OTC] Rx?: (No/Yes).
Told Doctor / DE Has the patient told their Doctor or diabetes educator about using complementary therapy or OTC?: (No/Yes).

Health Professional Attendances Record if patient Attended (last 12 months) (No/Yes) for each Health Professional … Podiatrist ; Educator ; Dietitian ; Psychologist ; Social Worker ; Diabetes Specialist ; Ophthalmologist ; Optometrist ; Dentist; Exercise Physiologist

Diabetes Distress Scale[DDS] All patients do Screening Questions. ONLY If report>=3 for either, administer DDS17 Questionnaire
A DSS Screening Scale Q1 & Q2 - Record the ACTUAL SCORE reported in the DSS Screening Questionnaire questions 1 and 2.
B Total DSS Score - Record the ‘Mean Item SCORE’ calculated on the DSS17 Scoring Sheet.
Emotional Burden - Record the ‘Mean Item SCORE’ calculated on the DSS17 Scoring Sheet.
Physician-related Distress - Record the ‘Mean Item SCORE’ calculated on the DSS17 Scoring Sheet.
Regimen-related Distress - Record the ‘Mean Item SCORE’ calculated on the DSS17 Scoring Sheet.
Interpersonal Distress - Record the ‘Mean Item SCORE’ calculated on the DSS17 Scoring Sheet.
DSS17 Questionnaire Done - Was the Diabetes Distress Scale 17 Questionnaire Done by the Patient? (No/Yes).
Own Health State Rating - Record the absolute result of the patient’s Self Rating (0-100).

Brief Case Find For Depression [BCD] - {Copyright 1993 Monash University Department of Psychological Medicine}
Over the past couple of weeks, have you … [ie has the patient]
[a] been having restless or disturbed nights? (No / Yes)
[b] been feeling unhappy or depressed? (No / Yes)
[c] been feeling unable to overcome difficulties? (No / Yes) {‘problems of life that have been worrying you [them]’}
[d] been dissatisfied with their way of doing things ? (No / Yes) {‘things that you’ve [they’ve] had to do at home or at work’}
Three additional ‘Yes / No’ questions have been added to supplement the BCD … :
Is the patient taking antidepressant medication (not prescribed for peripheral neuropathy)? (No / Yes)
Has the patient had psychiatric treatment/counselling in the past? (No / Yes)
Is the patient currently having psychiatric treatment/counselling? (No / Yes)

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