Accounting for Psychological Determinants of Treatment Response in Health Economic Simulation Models of Behavioural Interventions: A Case Study in Type 1 Diabetes (2012)

Health economic modelling has paid limited attention to incorporating the effects patients’ psychological characteristics can have on the effectiveness of a treatment. In attempting to represent the real world this is a substantial limitation, particularly when modelling diseases that involve a large element of self-care or when evaluating interventions that aim to change health behaviours.

The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of incorporating psychological prediction models of treatment response within an economic model of a diabetes structured education programme: Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE).