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Type 2 diabetes: how do Thai Buddhist people with diabetes practise self-management?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 68, no 3, 550-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims

This paper is a report of a study of how Thai Buddhist people with type 2 diabetes practice self-management.

Background

The importance of diabetes self-management is recognized in the literature. However, research on self-care management in Thailand, in particular concerning Buddhist people with type 2 diabetes, is scarce.

Methods

A descriptive qualitative study was conducted. Purposive convenience sampling was used, and thirty men and women with diabetes, aged 28–79 years, participated. Data were collected from June to August 2009 and analysed by use of manifest and latent content analysis.

Findings

Five themes of self-management among Thai Buddhist people with type 2 diabetes were identified: cultural influence on disease control, Buddhism and Thai culture, struggle for disease control, family support and economy a high priority.

Conclusion

Even though the Buddhist people with diabetes had certain self-management capabilities, many had poor control of their blood sugar levels and needed assistance. Reference to Buddhist moderation can be an effective means of helping the people with diabetes better manage their disease and change their lifestyles. In addition to cultural and religious traditions, family, economy and social environment should be taken into account both in the care and in interventions aimed at helping people with diabetes cope and empowering them to control their disease.

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2012. Vol. 68, no 3, 550-558 p.
Keyword [en]
nursing, self-management, Thai Buddhist people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163244DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05756.xISI: 000300044600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-163244DiVA: diva2:463384
Available from: 2011-12-09 Created: 2011-12-09 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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