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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153044
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Global Understanding of Diabetes Mellitus in Nursing Science
Abstract:
Global Understanding of Diabetes Mellitus in Nursing Science
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Song, MinKyoung, MSN, RN, CRNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pennsylvania
Title:Doctoral Student
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: To understand the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) as a global problem and discuss theoretical perspectives that can be used as models to approach this problem in nursing science. Background: The prevalence of DM has been rising rapidly for the world's population, whether in developing- or developed countries and/or urban or rural areas. However, a significant amount of research focuses on DM prevention and management mainly at the level of the individual or community not on national, and/or global levels. Considering its social and economic impact on the health of the world's population from DM and its complications, it would be crucial how we could approach this problem in nursing science with global perspective. Methods: A literature review for relevant scientific and theoretical literatures between DM and nursing science was conducted. Ovid Medline and CINAHL databases were searched using the search terms ôDMö or ôchronic illnessö and ôglobal health or world health", limited to published English literature involving humans. In addition, landmark articles about DM and global health were included using purposive sampling. Findings: The high prevalence of DM worldwide is due to three phenomena: urbanization, westernization, and population aging. These three phenomena around the world influence subsequent risk factors which are: the increasing prevalence of obesity, lifestyle changes, community/neighborhoods factors, and individual factors. These subsequent factors influence the high prevalence of DM. Nurses have a unique perspective which can enable them to make indispensable contributions. Conclusions: Nursing should include identifying individuals and families at risk, developing models to explain the association between risk factors and high prevalence of DM, developing and testing interventions to prevent and manage prevalence of DM, and creating and refining interventions to be culturally appropriate. With these strategies and the unique nursing perspectives, nurses have the potential to contribute to better global health.
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.titleGlobal Understanding of Diabetes Mellitus in Nursing Scienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153044-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Global Understanding of Diabetes Mellitus in Nursing Science</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Song, MinKyoung, MSN, RN, CRNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">minsong@nursing.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: To understand the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) as a global problem and discuss theoretical perspectives that can be used as models to approach this problem in nursing science. Background: The prevalence of DM has been rising rapidly for the world's population, whether in developing- or developed countries and/or urban or rural areas. However, a significant amount of research focuses on DM prevention and management mainly at the level of the individual or community not on national, and/or global levels. Considering its social and economic impact on the health of the world's population from DM and its complications, it would be crucial how we could approach this problem in nursing science with global perspective. Methods: A literature review for relevant scientific and theoretical literatures between DM and nursing science was conducted. Ovid Medline and CINAHL databases were searched using the search terms &ocirc;DM&ouml; or &ocirc;chronic illness&ouml; and &ocirc;global health or world health&quot;, limited to published English literature involving humans. In addition, landmark articles about DM and global health were included using purposive sampling. Findings: The high prevalence of DM worldwide is due to three phenomena: urbanization, westernization, and population aging. These three phenomena around the world influence subsequent risk factors which are: the increasing prevalence of obesity, lifestyle changes, community/neighborhoods factors, and individual factors. These subsequent factors influence the high prevalence of DM. Nurses have a unique perspective which can enable them to make indispensable contributions. Conclusions: Nursing should include identifying individuals and families at risk, developing models to explain the association between risk factors and high prevalence of DM, developing and testing interventions to prevent and manage prevalence of DM, and creating and refining interventions to be culturally appropriate. With these strategies and the unique nursing perspectives, nurses have the potential to contribute to better global health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:00:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:00:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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