Health beliefs and perceptions: implications for type 2 diabetes self-management

Lawal, Muili and Woodman, Anthony (2020) Health beliefs and perceptions: implications for type 2 diabetes self-management. Advances in Public Health, Community and Tropical Medicine, 2020 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2691-8803

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Diabetes is a major public health menace across the globe and it is associated with physical, emotional and socio-economic consequences. Existing literature supports the use of diabetes education as a tool to minimise the impact of the medical condition. However, the current figure revealed underutilisation of the service. Compliance with a heath advice is often challenging as demonstrated by anecdotal evidence pertaining to the initial period of lifestyle changes necessitated by the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic. There are many reasons responsible for failure to comply with healthcare instructions, hence, this study provides insight into the impact of patient’s perceptions and beliefs on attendance at diabetes education centres.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.3772/APCTM.20204
Additional Information: Copyright: ©2020 Muili Lawal
Keywords: Diabetes, Health Belief, Healthcare utilisation, Self-management
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
Medicine and health > Primary health
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Depositing User: Muili Lawal
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2020 22:06
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:03


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