Socio-demographic determinants of attendance in diabetes education centres: a survey of patients’ views

Lawal, Muili and Woodman, Anthony (2021) Socio-demographic determinants of attendance in diabetes education centres: a survey of patients’ views. EMJ Diabetes, 9 (1). pp. 102-109.

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Abstract

Introduction: Diabetes is a global medical condition associated with a huge human and financial cost. However, early detection and appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions such structured patient education are useful measures to reduce its impact. Although the benefits of educational intervention are well recognised as a key component of empowerment, motivating attendance in diabetes education centres remain problematic and this has a negative impact on healthcare finances.
Objective: This survey study sought to identify the socio-demographic determinants of attendance at diabetes education centres.
Methods: A questionnaire survey of 207 patients from four diabetes education centres was conducted.
Results: In predicting attendance from demographic variables, the regression analysis showed that the participants that were living alone are less likely to attend while participants that have a flexible working environment are more likely to attend the sessions.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.33590/emjdiabet/21-00079
Keywords: Diabetes education, Self-management, Healthcare utilisation, Barriers to attendance, Health promotion
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Research methodologies
Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
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Depositing User: Muili Lawal
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 08:29
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 12:22
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8362

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