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Patientens förmåga till egenvård vid diabetes typ 2: en litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The patient's ability to self-care in type 2 diabetes : a literature-based study (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs all around the world. The disease affects the patient's whole life situation. The importance of ability to self-care is crucial in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Knowledge of diabetes is the basis for managing the disease and requires that the person with type 2 diabetes is capable to new living habits.

Aim: The aim of the study was to elucidate how patients perceive their ability to self-care in type 2 diabetes.

Method: The method used was literature-based study. The article search was done in databases CINAHL and PubMed, which resulted in twelve qualitative articles.

Results: The main result of the study was that the patient's motivation and ability to self-care is affected by various factors. The main themes that built up the results were Motivation - a driving force for self-care and The patient's experience of support from the environment.

Conclusion: Changed living habits were perceived as difficult to perform and challenging in the person's everyday life. To achieve the right motivation for self-care is crucial for the person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and influenced by both internal and external factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 17
Keywords [en]
Lifestyle changes, motivation, patient experience, self-care, type 2 diabetes
Keywords [sv]
Livsstilsförändringar, motivation, patientupplevelser, egenvård, diabetes typ 2
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15110Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-15110DiVA, id: diva2:1423420
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Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2020-04-29 Created: 2020-04-14 Last updated: 2020-04-29Bibliographically approved

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