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Cluster randomized controlled trial of a peer support program for people with diabetes: study protocol for the Australasian peers for progress study

  • Michaela A Riddell1, 6, 9Email author,
  • Carla Renwick1,
  • Rory Wolfe1,
  • Stephen Colgan2,
  • James Dunbar3,
  • Virginia Hagger4,
  • Pilvikki Absetz5 and
  • Brian Oldenburg1
BMC Public Health201212:843

Received: 24 September 2012

Accepted: 27 September 2012

Published: 4 October 2012

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Original Submission
24 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Michaela Riddell
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
4 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-843

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Deakin Health Economics, Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University
Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health, Flinders University and Deakin University
Diabetes Australia – Vic
National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL)
Research Fellow, International Public Health Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
The Australasian Peers for Progress Diabetes Project Investigators