Patient and provider perceptions of diabetes: measuring and evaluating differences.

  title={Patient and provider perceptions of diabetes: measuring and evaluating differences.},
  author={J. Thomas Fitzgerald and R Brent Stansfield and Tricia S. Tang and Mary F S Oh and Alice Z Frohna and Betty A Armbruster and Larry D. Gruppen and Robert Ian Anderson},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={70 1},
OBJECTIVE This study measures diabetes care perceptions of patients and their providers, and examines perceptions differences of patient-provider pairs. METHODS Patient and provider perceptions were assessed using the Diabetes Semantic Differential Scales (DSDS) which ask respondents to rate diabetes care concepts using contrasting adjective pairs. The DSDS was scored by two methods: using means and using factor analysis. Persons with diabetes 40-years-old or older were recruited. Using a… CONTINUE READING


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