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Challenges in everyday life among recently diagnosed and more experienced adults with type 2 diabetes: A multistage focus group study
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Kristianstad University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2848-8277
Kristianstad University.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5719-7102
Primary Healthcare, Hässleholm, Region Skåne.
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 27, no 19-20, p. 3666-3678Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectivesTo identify perceived challenges related to self-management among recently diagnosed adults and those with longer experience of type 2 diabetes as a foundation for the future development of a person-centred information and communication technology service. BackgroundLearning self-management of type 2 diabetes includes mastering the skills required to complete complex emotional and physical tasks. A service developed with the participation of stakeholders may be an alternative way to meet rising needs for self-management. DesignQualitative descriptive design influenced by a participatory approach. MethodsMultistage focus group interviews among one group of recently diagnosed (3years, n=4) adults and one group with longer experience (5years, n=7) of type 2 diabetes. ResultsChallenges in self-management in everyday life with type 2 diabetes were identified: understanding; developing skills and abilities; and mobilising personal strengths. Both groups described challenges in understanding the causes of fluctuating blood glucose and in developing and mobilising skills for choosing healthful food and eating regularly. The recently diagnosed group was more challenged by learning to accept the diagnosis and becoming motivated to change habits while the experienced group was mainly challenged by issues about complications and medications. ConclusionAdults with diabetes have different needs for support during different phases of the disease. From a person-centred perspective, it would be desirable to meet individual needs for self-management on peoples' own terms through a technological service that could reach and connect to a large number of people. Relevance to clinical practiceDiabetes nurses need to address the knowledge needs of patients with diabetes and support them in developing self-management skills. Consistent with person-centred care, practitioners should also encourage patients' abilities to mobilise their own personal strengths to maintain self-management.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. Vol. 27, no 19-20, p. 3666-3678
Keywords [en]
chronic illness, focus groups, patient teaching, patient-centred care, self-management, type 2 diabetes
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78096DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14330ISI: 000444077000024PubMedID: 29495094Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85053064513OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-78096DiVA, id: diva2:1252443
Available from: 2018-10-01 Created: 2018-10-01 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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