ROADMAP Study trial test was completed successfully

'Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China' (ROADMAP Study) trial test was completed at the project site located in Longyou County, Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province from March 21 to 24, 2017.

Under the guidance of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China and sponsored by Bethune Charitable Foundation, the ROADMAP Study is a joint research project entrusted to Chinese Diabetes Society and The George Institute China. Weiping JIA, Chairman of Chinese Diabetes Society and President of Shanghai No.6 People’s Hospital, was appointed as the head of the project, and The George Institute China was responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of the project.

On March 21, responsible researchers from The George Institute China gave a training session to local medical workers at People’s Hospital of Longyou County. They introduced the project from multiple aspects and perspectives including the policy background, research purpose, work basis, research design and flows, and also distributed manuals and gave on-site training on the operation of APP and mEDC designed for the research.

During March 22 and 24, researchers from The George Institute China participated in the whole course of the trial test at Bianshi Village, Diyu Village and Hongluo Village which included more than 60 subjects. The test completed signing of informed consent, incorporation, exclusion and entering, collection of blood/urine samples, physical examination, and questionnaire in a proper order. With a prudent attitude, researchers carefully observed the flows and recorded potential issues in order to maximally optimize the project flows.

On the morning of March 24, Professor Weiping JIA, the head of the project, Professor Hong LI, the project leader for Zhejiang Province, Associate Professor Puhong ZHANG, Associate Director of The George Institute China, Zhipeng GONG, the project leader from Bethune Charitable Foundation, and Jianmin ZHOU, President of People’s Hospital of Longyou County attended the on-site test along with the project researchers. They had a cordial talk with local rural doctors and the subjects to learn about the implementation of the project.