Self Care Practices of Diabetic Patients: Do the Types of Healthcare Providers Make Their Self Care Practices Different?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148715
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Presentation
Title:
Self Care Practices of Diabetic Patients: Do the Types of Healthcare Providers Make Their Self Care Practices Different?
Abstract:
Self Care Practices of Diabetic Patients: Do the Types of Healthcare Providers Make Their Self Care Practices Different?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lee, Haejung, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Pusan National University
Title:Assosiate Professor
Co-Authors:Sukhee Ahn, PhD, RN; Yongsuk Kim, PhD, RN
[Symposium scientific presentation] Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in characteristics, life style, self care practices according to the types of health care providers diabetic patients choose for thier primary care. Method: A total of 175 patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus were recruited from 10 outpatient clinics. Using SPSS WIN 10.0 program, X2 -test and t-tests were performed to answer the research questions. Results: The mean age of the participants was 61.32 (range: 44-78 years of age). Forty five percent of the participants received specialist care by endocrinologist at secondary or tertiary hospitals and 55% had general physician's care at public health centers. Participants who received specialist cares had higher educational levels, better annual household incomes and greater BMI than those who received generalist cares. Participants receiving specialist cares were more likely to have insulin therapy, exercised more regularly, and smoked less than those receiving generalist cares. Participants in specialist group performed self-care better, reported better self-efficacy on diabetic management, and controlled blood sugar better (blood glucose and HbA1c) than those in generalist group. Conclusion: The study represents the possibilities in service disparities in Korea between specialist and generalist cares. The participants who received specialist cares tend to have better life styles and better self-care practices. Further study is needed to explore whether the differences come from the personal characteristics of the patients or from health care providers they chose. It may be very difficult to sort out one reason. However, deliberate exploration is needed to enhance better life styles and self-care practices, especially for patients who receiving care from generalists.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf Care Practices of Diabetic Patients: Do the Types of Healthcare Providers Make Their Self Care Practices Different?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148715-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Self Care Practices of Diabetic Patients: Do the Types of Healthcare Providers Make Their Self Care Practices Different?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Haejung, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Pusan National University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assosiate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">haejung@pusan.ac.kr</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sukhee Ahn, PhD, RN; Yongsuk Kim, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium scientific presentation] Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in characteristics, life style, self care practices according to the types of health care providers diabetic patients choose for thier primary care. Method: A total of 175 patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus were recruited from 10 outpatient clinics. Using SPSS WIN 10.0 program, X2 -test and t-tests were performed to answer the research questions. Results: The mean age of the participants was 61.32 (range: 44-78 years of age). Forty five percent of the participants received specialist care by endocrinologist at secondary or tertiary hospitals and 55% had general physician's care at public health centers. Participants who received specialist cares had higher educational levels, better annual household incomes and greater BMI than those who received generalist cares. Participants receiving specialist cares were more likely to have insulin therapy, exercised more regularly, and smoked less than those receiving generalist cares. Participants in specialist group performed self-care better, reported better self-efficacy on diabetic management, and controlled blood sugar better (blood glucose and HbA1c) than those in generalist group. Conclusion: The study represents the possibilities in service disparities in Korea between specialist and generalist cares. The participants who received specialist cares tend to have better life styles and better self-care practices. Further study is needed to explore whether the differences come from the personal characteristics of the patients or from health care providers they chose. It may be very difficult to sort out one reason. However, deliberate exploration is needed to enhance better life styles and self-care practices, especially for patients who receiving care from generalists.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:49:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:49:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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