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Am J Health Behav. 2013 Jan;37(1):112-21. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.1.13.

Social and health care provider support in diabetes self-management.

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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, USA. venkate6@msu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To qualitatively determine social and health care provider support in diabetes self-management of Asian Indians in the United States.

METHODS:

Thirty Asian Indian adults with type 2 diabetes in either acceptable (AC) (HbA1c<7%) or unacceptable (UC) (HbA1c≥7%) glycemic control were interviewed. Emergent themes were analyzed using the constant comparison method.

RESULTS:

Support from social networks and health care providers was more evident in the AC versus the UC group. UC participants tended to rely more on health-care provider guidance and communication.

CONCLUSION:

Involvement of a patient's social networks might be an important part of patient-tailored interventions targeting this population.

PMID:
22943108
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.37.1.13
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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