Sjuksköterskors hälsofrämjande arbete i primärvården vid typ 2 diabetes : en intervjustudie

by Paunovic, Fabian; Hjalmarsson, Sebastian

Abstract (Summary)
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in Sweden today and is related to our lifestyle. Previous studies indicate that the disease is more common among physical inactive people and in people with increased energy intake. The aim of this study was to survey how nurses´ in primary health care promote lifestyle change in patients with type 2 diabetes. A qualitative interview study was used for data collection. Five nurses from different primary health care settings in old Skaraborgs county participated. The analyses of the interviews resulted in one major theme and five sub themes. The result shows that nurses work actively to motivate patients to change dietary habits and start with daily physical activity as a part of non-drug therapy. The nurses´ used information, nurse- patient relationship, concrete work, goals and the patient terms as tools to get patients motivated. Promoting diet and physical activity is a central part of the nurses’ daily work.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:type 2 diabetes patient education diet physical activity primary healthcare


Date of Publication:04/06/2008

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