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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing and Health Care of Chronic Illness|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
- illness perceptions
- type 2 diabetes
- European patients
- African patients