Explanatory Model of Diabetes Management; An Experience From Iran

Masoudi Alavi, N. and Ghofranipour, F. and Ahmadi, F. and Babaee, G. and Rajab, A. and Emami, A. (2012) Explanatory Model of Diabetes Management; An Experience From Iran. Nurs Midwifery Stud, 1 (2). pp. 100-6.

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Background: Managing diabetes requires changes in the patients’ life style and health habits which in turn need the comprehensive understanding of the disease and its impact. Objectives: To understand the explanatory model of diabetes in Iran, a qualitative study was performed using the grounded theory method. Patients and Methods: Thirty persons were interviewed: fifteen patients, eleven nurses, three physicians and one dietitian. The semi-structured interviews were transcribed and analyzed in three stages of open, axial and selective coding. Results: The findings showed that patients’ personality can shape their self-care behavior; however, curing, caring and supporting systems are also necessary. The interactions between personality, curing, caring and supporting systems and society makes the outcome, which is the core variable in the designed explanatory model of diabetes. Conclusions: This paper reflects an explanatory model of diabetes management. Understanding the factors that affect self-management behavior is important for nurses as key providers in the health care system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery Studies journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 12:22
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:57
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1219

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