Evaluation of Locus of Control for Health in Patients Suffering from Mellitus Diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150511
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of Locus of Control for Health in Patients Suffering from Mellitus Diabetes
Abstract:
Evaluation of Locus of Control for Health in Patients Suffering from Mellitus Diabetes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Miranda, Alba Franzon, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Paulista University / Campinas State University
Title:Associate professor
Co-Authors:Katia Melissa Padilha, MS, RN; Carla Caroline Zanetti, RN; Claudete Leandra Mendes, RN; Janaina Marques da Silva, RN; Regiane Cortez, RN
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Patients who suffer from mellitus diabetes have to get along  with the symptoms, the complications, the continuous treatment and the use of medications which can cause side effects. These factors interfere directly in the way these people deal with their disease. The Locus of Health Control (MHLC) is an instrument which allows us  to verify the dimensions of the control that are related to specific health problems making possible to address the guidance and care given to the patients.  The aim of this study was to apply the Locus of Health Control Scale in diabetic patients. The data was collected from 16 diabetic patients in a Basic Health Unit in the countryside of  Sao Paulo State. The majority of the sample was from the female gender, with an average age of 67.1 +/- 11.6 years old, white race, married, having elementary school level and retired. They deal with their disease for 118 +/- 88 months in average, 75% never stayed in a hospital. The majority of  the subjects had a healthy life, 56% of  the sample didn't have difficulties to cope with their disease, 87%  kept a regular control of  their glycemia, and 75% of them showed normal glucose level. The subjects grant the control of  their disease to themselves (Internality score average= 23.06 +/- 1.85) instead of Externality Fate, God and Luck (Externality average value = 16.81 +/- 4.29). It is considered important to know the way  these subjects relate to and their disease, and these knowledge can be the base for interventions and plans for educational  practice that can improve the quality of life and avoid complications for these patients.
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.titleEvaluation of Locus of Control for Health in Patients Suffering from Mellitus Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150511-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of Locus of Control for Health in Patients Suffering from Mellitus Diabetes</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Miranda, Alba Franzon, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Paulista University / Campinas State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">albamira@fcm.unicamp.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Katia Melissa Padilha, MS, RN; Carla Caroline Zanetti, RN; Claudete Leandra Mendes, RN; Janaina Marques da Silva, RN; Regiane Cortez, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Patients who suffer from mellitus diabetes have to get along&nbsp; with the symptoms, the complications, the continuous treatment and the use of medications which can cause side effects. These factors interfere directly in the way these people deal with their disease. The Locus of Health Control (MHLC) is an instrument which allows us&nbsp; to verify the dimensions of the control that are related to specific health problems making possible to address the guidance and care given to the patients.&nbsp; The aim of this study was to apply the Locus of Health Control Scale in diabetic patients. The data was collected from 16 diabetic patients in a Basic Health Unit in the countryside of&nbsp; Sao Paulo State. The majority of the sample was from the female gender, with an average age of 67.1 +/- 11.6 years old, white race, married, having elementary school level and retired. They deal with their disease for 118 +/- 88 months in average, 75% never stayed in a hospital. The majority of&nbsp; the subjects had a healthy life, 56% of&nbsp; the sample didn't have difficulties to cope with their disease, 87%&nbsp; kept a regular control of&nbsp; their glycemia, and 75% of them showed normal glucose level. The subjects grant the control of&nbsp; their disease to themselves (Internality score average= 23.06 +/- 1.85) instead of Externality Fate, God and Luck (Externality average value = 16.81 +/- 4.29). It is considered important to know the way&nbsp; these subjects relate to and their disease, and these knowledge can be the base for interventions and plans for educational&nbsp; practice that can improve the quality of life and avoid complications for these patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:35:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:35:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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