"I Feel Good but Data Said No!," Misperception Among Rural Diabetic Residents in Taiwan: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243545
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Full-text
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Presentation
Title:
"I Feel Good but Data Said No!," Misperception Among Rural Diabetic Residents in Taiwan: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study
Author(s):
Chen, Mei-Yen; Chou, Li-Na; Chen, Min-Li
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Taipei, Taiwan
Author Details:
Chen, Mei-Yen, RN, PhD, meiyen@gw.cgust.edu.tw; Chou, Li-Na, PhD, RN; Chen, Min-Li, PhD;
Abstract:
Purpose: This paper is a report of a study to evaluate the misperception of diabetes control and practicing exercise and healthy diet among rural diabetic residents.

 Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out. Participants with previous diagnoses of type2 diabetes were enrolled on health promotion projects concerning diabetes foot prevention from 18 primary health care centers in rural regions of Chiayi County, Taiwan.

 Results: Approximately 58% of the participants were female (411/715) and the mean age of the participants was 69 years. The findings indicated that a high percentage of participants underestimated their fasting blood glucose (FG) and HbA1C status. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, blood pressure and waist circumference were above expert recommendations in the “feel good” group and many did not adopt a healthy diet and physical activity. The final logistic regression model demonstrated that frequent exercise (p=.001), normal fasting glucose (p=.000) and normal HbA1C (p=.000) tended to perceive feel good.

Conclusion: Misperception and unawareness of diabetes control were prevalent among rural diabetic residents. Addressing misperceptions by rural diabetic residents and increasing knowledge of professional recommendations in such individuals could be an important step in improving diabetes control.

Keywords:
Type 2 diabetes; Diabetes control; Rural residents
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.title"I Feel Good but Data Said No!," Misperception Among Rural Diabetic Residents in Taiwan: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Studyen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Mei-Yenen
dc.contributor.authorChou, Li-Naen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Min-Lien
dc.contributor.departmentTaipei, Taiwanen
dc.author.detailsChen, Mei-Yen, RN, PhD, meiyen@gw.cgust.edu.tw; Chou, Li-Na, PhD, RN; Chen, Min-Li, PhD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243545-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>This paper is a report of a study<b> </b>to<i> </i>evaluate the misperception of diabetes control and practicing exercise and healthy diet among rural diabetic residents. <p>&nbsp;<b>Methods: </b>A cross-sectional survey was carried out. Participants with previous diagnoses of type2 diabetes were enrolled on health promotion projects concerning diabetes foot prevention from 18 primary health care centers in rural regions of Chiayi County, Taiwan. <p>&nbsp;<b>Results: </b>Approximately 58% of the participants were female (411/715) and the mean age of the participants was 69 years. The findings indicated that a high percentage of participants underestimated their fasting blood glucose (FG) and HbA<sub>1</sub>C status. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, blood pressure and waist circumference were above expert recommendations in the &ldquo;feel good&rdquo; group and many did not adopt a healthy diet and physical activity. The final logistic regression model demonstrated that frequent exercise (p=.001), normal fasting glucose (p=.000) and normal HbA1C (p=.000) tended to perceive feel good. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Misperception and unawareness of diabetes control were prevalent among rural diabetic residents. Addressing misperceptions by rural diabetic residents and increasing knowledge of professional recommendations in such individuals could be an important step in improving diabetes control.en
dc.subjectType 2 diabetesen
dc.subjectDiabetes controlen
dc.subjectRural residentsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:23:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:23:46Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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