Self-management of persons living with diabetes mellitus type 2: Experiences of diabetes nurse educators

Health SA Gesondheid

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Title Self-management of persons living with diabetes mellitus type 2: Experiences of diabetes nurse educators
Creator O'Brien, Coleen van Rooyen, Dalena Ricks, Esmeralda
Subject — diabetes nurse educators; experiences; diabetes mellitus type 2; patient education; self-management
Description Background: The global pandemic of diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) is the direct cause of significant health and economic problems for both governments and individuals owing to the high level of morbidity and mortality. South Africa has the second highest incidence of DM2 in sub-Saharan Africa.Aim: This article describes the experiences of diabetes nurse educators in relation to self-management of DM2 of persons living with DM2.Setting: This article involves nurse educators working in diabetes clinics in public and private hospitals in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa.Methods: A semi-structured interview guide was used to collect data from a focus group interview comprising three participants and two individual interviews. The interviews were recorded with the permission of participants, transcribed and then coded using Tesch’s model of data analysis. Themes were agreed upon with the consensus of the researcher, two supervisors and an independent coder.Results: Three themes were identified: (1) diabetes nurse educators have clear perceptions about the importance of self-management of DM2 of persons living with DM2, (2) there are factors that affect persons living with DM2 with respect to self-management and (3) there are ways in which professional nurses can assist persons living with DM2 in the self-management of their condition.Conclusion: This article identified factors that diabetes nurse educators experienced in either assisting or hindering patients in self-management of their DM2. The diabetes nurse educators voiced their views on how professional nurses can provide support to the patients living with DM2.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2020-11-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Qualitative Research
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hsag.v25i0.1381
Source Health SA Gesondheid; Vol 25 (2020); 11 pages 2071-9736 1025-9848
Language eng
Coverage — — Female
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Coleen O’Brien, Dalena van Rooyen, Esmeralda Ricks