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Personal understandings of illness among people with type 2 diabetes.
BACKGROUND Professionals and patients understand the experience of illness from different worlds. Professionals' explanatory models focus on aetiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment, whileExpand
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Improvements in HbA1c remain after 5 years--a follow up of an educational intervention focusing on patients' personal understandings of type 2 diabetes.
This paper reports a 5-year follow-up from a study aimed at evaluating whether an intervention which focused on patients' personal understanding of their illness was more effective than conventionalExpand
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Diabetes specialist nurses' perceptions of their multifaceted role
The aim of this study was to explore diabetes specialist nurses' (DSNs') perceptions of their professional role in diabetes care.Exploratory interviews were used to elicit DSNs' perceptions of theiExpand
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Metabolic improvement after intervention focusing on personal understanding in type 2 diabetes.
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate, whether an educational intervention, focusing on patients' personal understanding of their illness, was more effective than care given according toExpand
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Malignant melanoma: gender patterns in care seeking for suspect marks.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Gender patterns in self-detection of melanoma are not sufficiently highlighted in the literature. The aim of the study was to identify specific patterns in the decision-makingExpand
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Female caregivers' perceptions of reasons for violent behaviour among nursing home residents.
Threats and violence against professional caregivers present a growing health and safety problem in elderly care. We aimed to explore female caregivers' perceptions of reasons for violent behaviourExpand
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Raising issues about children's overweight--maternal and child health nurses' experiences.
AIM This paper is a report of a study carried out to describe maternal and child health nurses' experiences of communicating and raising issues with parents about children's overweight. BACKGROUNDExpand
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An ongoing process of inner negotiation : a grounded theory study of self-management among people living with chronic illness
Aim: The aim of this study was to better understand the main concern of self-management processes among people with chronic illness.Background: One aspect of living with chronic illness is self-manExpand
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Health-Care Delay in Malignant Melanoma: Various Pathways to Diagnosis and Treatment
We aimed to describe and compare patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma (MM), depending on their initial contact with care and with regard to age, sex, and MM type and thickness, and to exploreExpand
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"Mission impossible"? Midwives' experiences counseling pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus.
OBJECTIVE Since not all pregnancy-related complications require hospitalization midwives often provide these women with antenatal care and counseling. This study explored the experiences of midwivesExpand
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