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En beskrivning av effekter av utbildning avseende egenvård för patienter med typ 2 diabetes. : En litteraturstudie

by Löfvendahl, Sandra; Berntsson, Linda

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Diabetes is one of the biggest diseases in the world. In Sweden around 300,000 people are affected. For these individuals to live as normally as possible it is imperative to use preventative treatment methods to prevent serious complications, that ultimately lead to increased suffering for the individual. The aim of this study was to describe effects of education among patients with type 2 diabetes regarding their self-care. Method: Information was obtained via an electronic literature search from a number of scientific databases. Findings were derived from eleven articles. Findings: In the group setting, education about lifestyle modification proved to be a more successful than in individual education, as patients could exchange experiences and finding support in each other. On an individual basis the education provided regarding measurable factors such as HbA1c, blood pressure and weight but did not endure in deeper understanding in the patients. Discussion: When patients were able to meet others in the same situation they could find support and this way implement self-care in their day to day life. During the individual education it was important for the staff to adapt to the needs of the individual. Conclusion: It is of great importance to implement up to date research in education of patients in the clinical setting to promote good care.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:01/22/2008

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