Associations between knowledge, illness perceptions, self-management and metabolic control of type 2 diabetes among African and European-origin patients

Abdul-Razak Abubakari, Martyn C. Jones, William Lauder, Alison Kirk, John Anderson, Devasenan Devendra

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Abstract

Using Leventhal’s Common-sense self-regulation model, this study investigated associations between illness perceptions, self-management and metabolic-control outcomes for diabetes among European and African-origin patients with type 2 diabetes. Compared to the general populations of their host countries, African-origin populations in the diaspora are disproportionately affected by diabetes and its microvascular complications. However, comparatively little is known about how African-origin patients with type 2 diabetes perceive about their condition and whether such perceptions influence their self-management behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-256
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nursing and Health Care of Chronic Illness
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • illness perceptions
  • type 2 diabetes
  • European patients
  • African patients

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