Issues of cause and control in patient accounts of Type 2 diabetes.

@article{Parry2006IssuesOC,
  title={Issues of cause and control in patient accounts of Type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Odette Parry and Elizabeth Peel and Margaret Douglas and Julia Lawton},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={97-107}
}
Patients experience considerable difficulties in making and sustaining health-related lifestyle changes. Many Type 2 diabetes patients struggle to follow disease risk-management advice even when they receive extensive information and support. Drawing on a qualitative study of patients with Type 2 diabetes, the paper uses discourse analysis to examine their accounts about disease causation and disease management, and the implications for how they respond to their condition and health services… CONTINUE READING