How diabetic patients' ideas of illness course affect non-adherent behaviour: a qualitative study.

@article{Lai2007HowDP,
  title={How diabetic patients' ideas of illness course affect non-adherent behaviour: a qualitative study.},
  author={Wen An Lai and W Chie and Chin-Yin Lew-Ting},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 537},
  pages={296-302}
}
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes is becoming more prevalent and its successful management relies on patients' self-care behaviours. Measures focusing on patients' perceptions can be effective behavioural interventions. AIM To gain insight into the perceptions of patients with diabetes, especially ideas of the illness course and perceived severity, and their impacts on self-care behaviour. DESIGN OF STUDY Qualitative approach with in-depth patient interviews (n = 22) and seven focus groups (n = 53… CONTINUE READING

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