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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159238
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-management of diabetes with patients in Taiwan
Abstract:
Self-management of diabetes with patients in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lin, Chiu-Chu, MSN, RN
Contact Address:1613 Beal Ave.- Apt # 3, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA
Co-Authors:Bonnie M. Hagerty, PhD, RN, CS, Rho, Associate Professor; Bih-O Lee, MSN, RN, Instructor
The purposes of the present study was to understand and document the perspectives of Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes regarding the strategies and processes of self-managing their chronic conditions. Methods: Focus groups methodology was used to collect data with a total of 41 adult participants with type 2 diabetes at three teaching hospitals located in southern Taiwan. Five focus groups ranged in size from 6 to 10 people each. Analyses of transcribed verbatim were conducted using the strategies outlined by Colaizzi. Results: The results of the data analysis revealed three broad categories and 11 themes. The first category “ the impact of the illness” includes three themes: “facing the predicament of stigmatization”, “Inheritance haunts diabetic families”, and “seeking alternative therapy for hope”. The second category “self-regulation process” include five themes: “the difficulty of diet control”, “looking for related information”, “adjustment to psychological boundaries”, “ the identification of messages from body”, and “developing tips for life”. The third category “ the transformation of meaning in illness” include three themes: “resuming conventional treatment”, “support from families and fellow patients”, and “learning to living with the disease”. Conclusions: Diabetes self-management is a complex process which depends largely on patients’ self-regulation including both behavioral and psychological adjustment. Further, findings obtained from the themes of the study illustrated that self-management of patients with diabetes is highly related to their own sociocultural environment and experiences. Understanding the cultural features and the meaning of illness to the patient will produce interventions that help patients manage their disease and live with their chronic conditions. Key words: self-management, focus groups, diabetes
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf-management of diabetes with patients in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159238-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Self-management of diabetes with patients in Taiwan </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lin, Chiu-Chu, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1613 Beal Ave.- Apt # 3, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bonnie M. Hagerty, PhD, RN, CS, Rho, Associate Professor; Bih-O Lee, MSN, RN, Instructor </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purposes of the present study was to understand and document the perspectives of Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes regarding the strategies and processes of self-managing their chronic conditions. Methods: Focus groups methodology was used to collect data with a total of 41 adult participants with type 2 diabetes at three teaching hospitals located in southern Taiwan. Five focus groups ranged in size from 6 to 10 people each. Analyses of transcribed verbatim were conducted using the strategies outlined by Colaizzi. Results: The results of the data analysis revealed three broad categories and 11 themes. The first category &ldquo; the impact of the illness&rdquo; includes three themes: &ldquo;facing the predicament of stigmatization&rdquo;, &ldquo;Inheritance haunts diabetic families&rdquo;, and &ldquo;seeking alternative therapy for hope&rdquo;. The second category &ldquo;self-regulation process&rdquo; include five themes: &ldquo;the difficulty of diet control&rdquo;, &ldquo;looking for related information&rdquo;, &ldquo;adjustment to psychological boundaries&rdquo;, &ldquo; the identification of messages from body&rdquo;, and &ldquo;developing tips for life&rdquo;. The third category &ldquo; the transformation of meaning in illness&rdquo; include three themes: &ldquo;resuming conventional treatment&rdquo;, &ldquo;support from families and fellow patients&rdquo;, and &ldquo;learning to living with the disease&rdquo;. Conclusions: Diabetes self-management is a complex process which depends largely on patients&rsquo; self-regulation including both behavioral and psychological adjustment. Further, findings obtained from the themes of the study illustrated that self-management of patients with diabetes is highly related to their own sociocultural environment and experiences. Understanding the cultural features and the meaning of illness to the patient will produce interventions that help patients manage their disease and live with their chronic conditions. Key words: self-management, focus groups, diabetes </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:49:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:49:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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