Dietary pattern of self-care among Asian and Caucasian diabetic patients

Meetoo, D 2004, 'Dietary pattern of self-care among Asian and Caucasian diabetic patients' , British Journal of Nursing, 13 (18) , pp. 1074-1078.

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Diabetes mellitus is a growing pandemic and its self-care management rests primarily with the individual. This qualitative case study investigated the self-care dietary pattern among a group of 25 Asians and 24 Caucasians diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Data collected from a semi-structured interview and a 7-day health diary explored the self-care activities undertaken by the participants to establish metabolic control. From an analytical perspective, the collective responses were placed on a continuum ranging from strict adherence, moderately flexible adherence to very flexible adherence. The findings suggest that most of the participants were located in the latter two categories of diet related to self-care. Implications for healthcare professionals in promoting self-care will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09660461
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2007 15:40
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:58

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