College students with diabetes: using focus groups and interviews to determine psychosocial issues and barriers to control.

@article{Wdowik1997CollegeSW,
  title={College students with diabetes: using focus groups and interviews to determine psychosocial issues and barriers to control.},
  author={Melissa J. Wdowik and Patricia Kendall and Mitchell A. Harris},
  journal={The Diabetes educator},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={558-62}
}
College students with diabetes are at risk for improvised diabetes care due to their age, newly acquired independence, and erratic schedules. The purpose of this study was to employ focus groups and interviews to identity factors that affect the ability of these students to engage in appropriate self-care behaviors. Focus group and interview questions were developed to address variables of the Expanded Health Belief Model. Two focus groups and fifteen interviews were conducted. Barriers to… CONTINUE READING

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