Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can cause serious complications; it has a severe impact on the quality of life and high costs. One of the key strategies to manage diabetes is self-care, a complex multifactorial process influenced by personal, cultural, and systemic factors, that comprises self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management. Few patients perform adequate self-care. To deepen our understanding of patients’ experiences of self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management, we conducted the first qualitative study on this topic. This study used Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, informed by the Middle-range Theory of Self-care of Chronic Illness, to explore the experience and meaning of self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management in adults with T2DM (n = 10). Three themes were identified: self-care is renouncement, self-care is routine, and self-care is control. A cross-cutting moral pattern connects the three themes. Our findings corroborate the Middle-range Theory of Self-care of Chronic Illness in the field of diabetes self-care and could inform practitioners in understanding the experience of self-care as a complex phenomenon and in developing tailored interventions.

Luciani, M., Montali, L., Nicolo, G., Fabrizi, D., Di Mauro, S., & Ausili, D. (2021). Self-care is Renouncement, Routine, and Control: The Experience of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH, 30(6 (July 1, 2021)), 892-900 [10.1177/1054773820969540].

Self-care is Renouncement, Routine, and Control: The Experience of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Luciani M.
Primo
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Montali L.
Secondo
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Fabrizi D.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Di Mauro S.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Ausili D.
Ultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
2021

Abstract

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can cause serious complications; it has a severe impact on the quality of life and high costs. One of the key strategies to manage diabetes is self-care, a complex multifactorial process influenced by personal, cultural, and systemic factors, that comprises self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management. Few patients perform adequate self-care. To deepen our understanding of patients’ experiences of self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management, we conducted the first qualitative study on this topic. This study used Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, informed by the Middle-range Theory of Self-care of Chronic Illness, to explore the experience and meaning of self-care maintenance, self-care monitoring, and self-care management in adults with T2DM (n = 10). Three themes were identified: self-care is renouncement, self-care is routine, and self-care is control. A cross-cutting moral pattern connects the three themes. Our findings corroborate the Middle-range Theory of Self-care of Chronic Illness in the field of diabetes self-care and could inform practitioners in understanding the experience of self-care as a complex phenomenon and in developing tailored interventions.
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interpretive phenomenological analysis; qualitative research; self-care; self-efficacy; self-management; type 2 diabetes mellitus;
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Luciani, M., Montali, L., Nicolo, G., Fabrizi, D., Di Mauro, S., & Ausili, D. (2021). Self-care is Renouncement, Routine, and Control: The Experience of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH, 30(6 (July 1, 2021)), 892-900 [10.1177/1054773820969540].
Luciani, M; Montali, L; Nicolo, G; Fabrizi, D; Di Mauro, S; Ausili, D
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