Data_Sheet_2_Patient Preferences for Diabetes Treatment Among People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in China: A Discrete Choice Experiment.PDF (860.5 kB)
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posted on 01.02.2022, 04:07 authored by Yuankai Huang, Qixiang Huang, Ailin Xu, Mengqing Lu, Xiaoyu Xi
Introduction

Preferences for diabetes treatment-related attributes may be significant in diabetes management. However, there is a lack of evidence on patient preferences for diabetes in China.

Methods

A large-scale questionnaire survey was conducted in the hospitals of mainland China. Participants' preferences for six attributes were evaluated via a discrete choice experiment (DCE) using the conditional logit model. Patients' willingness to pay (WTP) for each attribute was calculated based on the cost attribute.

Results

The sample consisted of 709 patients (male 51.9%; female 48.1%). The results of the model indicated that patients' preference weight (PW) of days on which the blood glucose level is under control per week was the highest (1.41), and the PW of blood glucose monitoring frequency was the lowest (0.642). Patients were generally willing to pay for improvements in their type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treatment, and they had relatively higher WTP to avoid the blood glucose level within a normal value of 1 day/week (¥176.01) and also to avoid the frequency of hypoglycemic events within the range of 1–2/month (¥144.53).

Conclusion

The number of days on which the blood glucose level is under control per week is the most important attribute in the treatment choice for patients with T2DM in China, followed by the frequency of hypoglycemic events, medication regimen, weight change, and blood glucose monitoring.

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