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Hur sjuksköterskan gör för att motivera patienter med typ 2-diabetes till livsstilsförändring

by Larsson, Åsa

Abstract (Summary)
To change your way of living is not easy, but in many cases it might be necessary to sustain a good health. An example of this is when you get a diagnosis of diabetes and the first treatment is a change of lifestyle, especially concerning diet, exercise and no smoking. Former studies have shown that the patient has to be motivated to change their lifestyle and this is the opinion of diabetes nurses in this study as well. It is important that the patient takes the responsibility for the disease because it’s only himself who can change the lifestyle. The aim of this study was to look into how the diabetes nurses helped the patients to find motivation to a change of lifestyle. Five nurses were interviewed. A qualitative field survey has been used to gather the material and the following analysis is inspired of the hermeneutic method. Results of the study show that the patients have to find the motivation on their own and that the diabetes nurse doesn’t have a concrete way of helping him or her. The nurse’s task is to be there when the patient has found the motivation and lead them on to the right track.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:motivation lifestyle type 2 diabetes

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Date of Publication:06/12/2008

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