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Quality of life and social environment as reported by Chinese immigrants with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
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PMID:  9155316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) has been associated with stressful events such as immigration. The purpose of this paper is to report a pilot study that tested translated and back-translated instruments to ascertain factors related to diabetes management in a group of Chinese immigrants with diabetes. The descriptive, cross-sectional design included a convenience sample of 30 Chinese immigrants who had been diagnosed with NIDDM for at least 1 year. Consenting participants completed paper- and-pencil questionnaires (Diabetes Family-Behavior Checklist II, Diabetes Quality of Life, and MDRTC Knowledge Test) that had been translated and back-translated into Chinese and returned them in stamped, self-addressed envelopes. Results indicated that most of the scale and subscale reliabilities were similar to those published previously. Study participants had received limited diabetes education, reported many problems managing diabetes, especially in terms of social and vocational issues, and reported dissatisfaction with their quality of life. Diabetes-related family supportive behaviors were rated positively indicating the importance of including family members in educational programs.
S H Rankin; M E Galbraith; P Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Diabetes educator     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0145-7217     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Educ     Publication Date:    1997 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-29     Completed Date:  1997-05-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701401     Medline TA:  Diabetes Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02167, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
China / ethnology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / psychology*
Emigration and Immigration*
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Quality of Life*
Questionnaires / standards*
San Francisco
Social Environment*
Grant Support

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