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Patients' experiences of support for learning to live with diabetes to promote health and well-being: A lifeworld phenomenological study
Linnaeus Univ, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Dept Hlth & Care Sci, Vaxjo, Sweden.;Kronoberg Cty Council, Dept Adm, Vaxjo, Sweden.;Reg Kronoberg Cty Council, Primary Care, Vaxjo, Sweden..
Linnaeus Univ, Fac Hlth & Life Sci, Dept Hlth & Care Sci, Vaxjo, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical diabetology and metabolism. Univ Dalarna, Sch Hlth & Social Sci, Falun, Sweden..
Univ Skovde, Sch Hlth & Educ, Skovde, Sweden..
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 11, 31330Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Learning to live with diabetes in such a way that the new conditions will be a normal and natural part of life imposes requirements on the person living with diabetes. Previous studies have shown that there is no clear picture of what and how the learning that would allow persons to incorporate the illness into their everyday life will be supported. The aim of this study is to describe the phenomenon of support for learning to live with diabetes to promote health and well-being, from the patient's perspective. Data were collected by interviews with patients living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The interviews were analysed using a reflective lifeworld approach. The results show that reflection plays a central role for patients with diabetes in achieving a new understanding of the health process, and awareness of their own responsibility was found to be the key factor for such a reflection. The constituents are responsibility creating curiosity and willpower, openness enabling support, technology verifying bodily feelings, a permissive climate providing for participation and exchanging experiences with others. The study concludes that the challenge for caregivers is to create interactions in an open learning climate that initiates and supports reflection to promote health and well-being.

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2016. Vol. 11, 31330
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Diabetes, health, lifeworld, phenomenology, reflection, support for learning, well-being
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Endocrinology and Diabetes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308807DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v11.31330ISI: 000386181900001PubMedID: 27539956OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308807DiVA: diva2:1050861
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