Beliefs about health and illness: a comparison between Ugandan men and women living with diabetes mellitus.

  title={Beliefs about health and illness: a comparison between Ugandan men and women living with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={K. Hjelm and G. Nambozi},
  journal={International nursing review},
  volume={55 4},
  • K. Hjelm, G. Nambozi
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • International nursing review
  • BACKGROUND The diabetes mellitus (DM) pandemic greatly affects developing countries. [...] Key MethodMETHODS This was an exploratory study with a consecutive sample from an outpatient diabetes clinic at a university hospital. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 women and 10 men aged 21-70 years. Data analysis was conducted by qualitative content analysis. FINDINGS Men's and women's beliefs about health and illness indicated limited knowledge about the body and DM.Expand Abstract
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