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Spenceley, S.
Williams, B.
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diabetes
disease management
self-care
integrative literature review
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Language
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This review presents findings from a critical integrative review of research into barriers to and facilitators of self-care from the perspective of people with diabetes. The review was motivated by a perceived need to understand self-care from the perspective of those living with this chronic disease and to explore the implications of this understanding for health-care policy in Canada. Journal manuscripts and dissertations exploring self-care from the perspective of adults with type I or type II diabetes and published in English between 1993 and 2003 were reviewed. Both quantitative and qualitative studies were included. Studies were informed by varying definitions of self-care and facilitators and barriers emerged accordingly. An overarching thematic tension was evident, based on a view of self-care as revolving around the disease or evolving in the lives of people with diabetes. This tension has implications for health professionals and for those involved in policy development related to self-care.
Date created
2006
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doi:10.7939/R3DZ0381J
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© 2006 McGill University School of Nursing. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited. Original publication for the article is the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. Copyright requests for commercial reproduction must be directed to the publisher.
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S. Spenceley & B. Williams. Self care from the perspective of people living with diabetes. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 38.3 (2006).
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