E Gucciardi


Affiliation: Ryerson University
Country: Canada


  1. Gucciardi E, Vogt J, Demelo M, Stewart D. Exploration of the relationship between household food insecurity and diabetes in Canada. Diabetes Care. 2009;32:2218-24 pubmed publisher
    ..08 [1.96-4.84]). HFI prevalence is higher among Canadians with diabetes and is associated with an increased likelihood of unhealthy behaviors, psychological distress, and poorer physical health. ..
  2. Gucciardi E, Richardson A, Aresta S, Karam G, Sidani S, Beanlands H, et al. Storytelling to Support Disease Self-Management by Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Further research into effective patient recruitment methods and evaluation of the intervention's impact on diabetes self-management is required. ..
  3. Gucciardi E, Fortugno M, Horodezny S, Lou W, Sidani S, Espin S, et al. Will Mobile Diabetes Education Teams (MDETs) in primary care improve patient care processes and health outcomes? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2012;13:165 pubmed publisher
    ..ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01553266. ..
  4. Gucciardi E, Espin S, Morganti A, Dorado L. Implementing Specialized Diabetes Teams in Primary Care in Southern Ontario. Can J Diabetes. 2015;39:467-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Further evaluation of implementation processes can serve to expand this model of practice, which has proven so far to be favourable to the players involved. ..
  5. Thomas B, Fitzpatrick S, Sidani S, Gucciardi E. Developing and Implementing a Food Insecurity Screening Initiative for Adult Patients Living With Type 2 Diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2018;42:257-262 pubmed publisher
    ..Further evaluation of this initiative is needed to determine how food insecurity screening can affect patients' self-management and related health outcomes. ..
  6. Gucciardi E, Fortugno M, Senchuk A, Beanlands H, McCay E, Peel E. Self-monitoring of blood glucose in Black Caribbean and South Asian Canadians with non-insulin treated Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a qualitative study of patients' perspectives. BMC Endocr Disord. 2013;13:46 pubmed publisher
    ..How individuals cope with these barriers is integral to understanding why some patients adopt SMBG more than others. ..
  7. Gucciardi E, Demelo M, Offenheim A, Stewart D. Factors contributing to attrition behavior in diabetes self-management programs: a mixed method approach. BMC Health Serv Res. 2008;8:33 pubmed publisher
  8. Gucciardi E, Demelo M, Booth G, Tomlinson G, Stewart D. Individual and contextual factors associated with follow-up use of diabetes self-management education programmes: a multisite prospective analysis. Diabet Med. 2009;26:510-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Further exploration into how operations and delivery of these services influence utilization patterns is strongly recommended. ..
  9. Gucciardi E, Espin S, Morganti A, Dorado L. Exploring interprofessional collaboration during the integration of diabetes teams into primary care. BMC Fam Pract. 2016;17:12 pubmed publisher

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  1. Gucciardi E, Jean Pierre N, Karam G, Sidani S. Designing and delivering facilitated storytelling interventions for chronic disease self-management: a scoping review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16:249 pubmed publisher
    ..However, measures of impact differed across interventions given the variation in chronic conditions. Our findings can guide future development and implementations of storytelling interventions. ..
  2. Mathew R, Gucciardi E, De Melo M, Barata P. Self-management experiences among men and women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a qualitative analysis. BMC Fam Pract. 2012;13:122 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings highlight the differences in needs and challenges of diabetes self-management among men and women, which may inform gender-sensitive diabetes, care, counseling and support. ..
  3. Gucciardi E, Wang S, Demelo M, Amaral L, Stewart D. Characteristics of men and women with diabetes: observations during patients' initial visit to a diabetes education centre. Can Fam Physician. 2008;54:219-27 pubmed
  4. Gucciardi E, Mathew R, Demelo M, Bondy S. Profiles of smokers and non-smokers with type 2 diabetes: initial visit at a diabetes education centers. Prim Care Diabetes. 2011;5:185-94 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings identify issues that need to be addressed in diabetes self-management programs to allow for more effective interventions tailored to the healthcare needs of this specific population. ..
  5. Grohmann B, Espin S, Gucciardi E. Patients' experiences of diabetes education teams integrated into primary care. Can Fam Physician. 2017;63:e128-e136 pubmed
    ..Diabetes patients appear to benefit from convenient access to interprofessional teams of educators in primary care to support diabetes self-management. ..