Patienters upplevelser av livsstilsförändringar vid diabetes typ 2: en systematisk litteraturstudie
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patient's experiences of lifestyle changes in diabetes type 2 (English)
Diabetes type 2 is a fast growing illness and a global health problem, often a result from less appropriate standard of living. Lifestyle changes related to diet and physical activity are important lifestyle changes regarding to get control of the self-management and to avoid vascular complications.
The aim of this study was to describe patient's experiences of lifestyle changes in diabetes type 2.
A literature study was carried through based on 12 qualitative scientific articles.
The analysis result into two main themes and eight subthemes. Main themes where barriers and motivators for lifestyle changes and the subthemes where struggle, denial, lack of knowledge, alienation, support, motivation, acceptance and knowledge.
This study shows that lifestyle changes are experienced different by patient with diabetes and nurses should therefore be aware of the unique and specific demands these patients require. This is important for providing a good diabetic healthcare and to help patients with their self-management
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 26 p.
Behavior changes, diabetes type 2, experiences, lifestyle changes, patient’s experiences.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6872Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6872DiVA: diva2:756918
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