Contrasting patient and practitioner perspectives in type 2 diabetes management.

@article{Hunt1998ContrastingPA,
  title={Contrasting patient and practitioner perspectives in type 2 diabetes management.},
  author={Lynn M. Hunt and Nedal H. Arar and Anne C. Larme},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  year={1998},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          656-76; discussion 677-82
        }
}
Studies of self-care behaviors in the management of type 2 diabetes often focus on patient knowledge and motivation, without considering the role of practitioner orientations. Using an exploratory descriptive design, we conducted open-ended interviews with 51 type 2 diabetes patients and 35 practitioners from clinics in San Antonio and Laredo, Texas. We found critical differences between patient and practitioner goals, evaluations, and strategies in diabetes management, especially regarding… CONTINUE READING
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