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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601730
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Elderly Diabetic Patients' Attitudes and Beliefs about Health and Illness
Other Titles:
Promoting Health and Clinical Outcomes in the Elderly [Session]
Author(s):
Akyar, Imatullah; Agrali, Hatice
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Imatullah Akyar, RN, akyarim@gmail.com; Hatice Agrali, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Importance:'For effective management of diabetes, it is important and crucial'to understand the beliefs of older diabetic patients in relation to differences in living with the disease and facing the related problems. Purpose: The'aim of the study was to determine the attitudes and beliefs about illness and health of older diabetic patients. Methods: This study was conducted as a descriptive study. Sample was calculated with power analysis (%90 power, 5% level of significance and 0.40 effect size)'and included 70 diabetes patients aged 65 and older. Data was collected with Socio-Demographic Form and Health Belief Model Scale by face-to-face method. The Health Belief Model Scale was developed by Tan (2004) based on five sub dimensions of the Health Belief Model: perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers and recommended health-related activities. Study was approved by universities ethical committee and written consent was obtained from patients. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test, t-test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Welch variance analysis, and Spearman correlation. Results: Older diabetic patients' attitudes about illness and health was negative. Individuals` aged 65'70 years with higher than secondary education and work experience, perceived seriousness mean scores were found to be significantly high. Perceived barriers mean scores were found to be high and statistically significant in'participants who defined their economic status as well, adherence to nutritional therapy as well/very well, and who exercised and checked their blood sugar regularly. Patients` perceived benefit and recommended health-related activity scores who declared'education need were significantly high. Conclusion: With advaced age, attitudes and beliefs about health and illness become negative and the perceived severity of illness decreases. Patients who were female, aged 70 and older, with low education and low economic status,'with poor adherence to'treatment and medical nutrition therapy, and need diabetes-related'education had a negative health belief and were found to be particularly at risk. The results of this study could help in planning of individual assessments of older adults, the development of educational activities to support good diabetes management, the prevention of complications, the enhancement of treatment adherence and the management of factors influencing health behaviours.
Keywords:
aged care; diabetes; attitudes and beliefs
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15C03
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleElderly Diabetic Patients' Attitudes and Beliefs about Health and Illnessen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Health and Clinical Outcomes in the Elderly [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorAkyar, Imatullahen
dc.contributor.authorAgrali, Haticeen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsImatullah Akyar, RN, akyarim@gmail.com; Hatice Agrali, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601730-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Importance:'For effective management of diabetes, it is important and crucial'to understand the beliefs of older diabetic patients in relation to differences in living with the disease and facing the related problems. Purpose: The'aim of the study was to determine the attitudes and beliefs about illness and health of older diabetic patients. Methods: This study was conducted as a descriptive study. Sample was calculated with power analysis (%90 power, 5% level of significance and 0.40 effect size)'and included 70 diabetes patients aged 65 and older. Data was collected with Socio-Demographic Form and Health Belief Model Scale by face-to-face method. The Health Belief Model Scale was developed by Tan (2004) based on five sub dimensions of the Health Belief Model: perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, perceived benefits, perceived barriers and recommended health-related activities. Study was approved by universities ethical committee and written consent was obtained from patients. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test, t-test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Welch variance analysis, and Spearman correlation. Results: Older diabetic patients' attitudes about illness and health was negative. Individuals` aged 65'70 years with higher than secondary education and work experience, perceived seriousness mean scores were found to be significantly high. Perceived barriers mean scores were found to be high and statistically significant in'participants who defined their economic status as well, adherence to nutritional therapy as well/very well, and who exercised and checked their blood sugar regularly. Patients` perceived benefit and recommended health-related activity scores who declared'education need were significantly high. Conclusion: With advaced age, attitudes and beliefs about health and illness become negative and the perceived severity of illness decreases. Patients who were female, aged 70 and older, with low education and low economic status,'with poor adherence to'treatment and medical nutrition therapy, and need diabetes-related'education had a negative health belief and were found to be particularly at risk. The results of this study could help in planning of individual assessments of older adults, the development of educational activities to support good diabetes management, the prevention of complications, the enhancement of treatment adherence and the management of factors influencing health behaviours.en
dc.subjectaged careen
dc.subjectdiabetesen
dc.subjectattitudes and beliefsen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:54:00Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:54:00Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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