"You can't cure it so you have to endure it": the experience of adaptation to diabetic renal disease.

@article{King2002YouCC,
  title={"You can't cure it so you have to endure it": the experience of adaptation to diabetic renal disease.},
  author={Nigel King and Carmen Carroll and Peggy Newton and Tim Dornan},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={329-46}
}
In this study, the experience of adaptation to diabetic renal disease was examined from a phenomenological perspective. Twenty patients attending a diabetic renal clinic were interviewed in depth. Through the use of a template analysis approach, a set of strong themes relating to changes in lifestyle was identified: changes in the nature of involvement with the medical system, coping strategies, and hopes, fears, and expectations. Almost all participants attempted to construct a "good… CONTINUE READING

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