Variation of patients’ views on Type 2 diabetes management over time
2007 (English)In: Diabetic Medicine, ISSN 0742-3071, E-ISSN 1464-5491, Vol. 24, no 4, 408-414 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aims The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between participants' views about their role in diabetes treatment and their glycaemic control 3–7 years after having entered an educational intervention, and to investigate whether people's attitudes towards diabetes management change over an extended period of time.
Methods The present study is a long-term follow-up analysis of data collected from 193 persons with Type 2 diabetes. A qualitative content analysis of three open-ended questions about participants' self-perceived role in diabetes treatment was used. The related outcome measure was haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).
Results The way people viewed their role in diabetes management affected glycaemic control. Individuals in the Disease Manager or Compliant categories had significantly lower HbA1c compared with those in the Disheartened category. Furthermore, in people whose attitudes towards diabetes treatment was variable, weight and age influenced why participants changed their views and thus switched categories. Paradoxically, when people changed their views, this change did not produce a change in blood glucose control, which would have been expected.
Conclusions From the health-care provider's perspective, it is important to know how the person with diabetes perceives his/her role in disease management and to determine if a change in perception would be followed by intervention to adjust glycaemic control. Consequently, individuals' perception of disease management should be incorporated in patient education programmes and routine diabetes care to enable customized care and prevent stagnation in negative roles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 24, no 4, 408-414 p.
haemoglobin A1c, long-term follow-up, qualitative content analysis, self-perception, Type 2 diabetes
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94815DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2006.02064.xISI: 000245101400013PubMedID: 17298592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94815DiVA: diva2:168804