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Outcomes for type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with diverse regimens.
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PMID:  23461390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To compare the levels of self-care behaviour, social support and quality of life among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who underwent three regimens: taking medicine, taking-medicine-while dieting and taking-medicine-while-dieting-with exercise. BACKGROUND: Diabetes treatment is a critical concern worldwide. However, studies on self-care behaviour, social support and quality of life based on diabetes patients' diverse regimens are few. DESIGN: This study was a cross-sectional design. METHODS: We enroled 127 outpatients aged over 40 years who visited a metabolism clinic at a medical centre in Southern Taiwan. The Self-care Behaviour Scale, Social Support Scale and Quality of Life Scale were used to collect data. RESULTS: The results indicated that patients with a combined regimen of taking-medicine-while-dieting-with-regular exercise had the highest score at the levels of social support, self-care behaviour and quality of life. CONCLUSION: The study results could offer evidence-based knowledge for healthcare professionals to guide and promote social support, self-care behaviour and quality of life for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: These findings will help healthcare professionals to establish appropriate nursing strategies for type 2 diabetes patients who need to exercise regularly as part of their daily care to enhance their self-care behaviour, social support and quality of life.
Mei-Chuan Huang; Chich-Hsiu Hung; Joel Stocker; Li-Chuan Lin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-6
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Title:  Journal of clinical nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2702     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9207302     Medline TA:  J Clin Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
School of Nursing, Tzu Hui Institute of Technology, Pingtung and Doctoral Student, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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