Exploration of Factors Impacting the Self-Care of Elders with Diabetes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194364
Title:
Exploration of Factors Impacting the Self-Care of Elders with Diabetes
Author:
Benzel-Lindley, Jean Ann
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Aims: Elders with type 2 diabetes represent the faster growing demographic segment today, yet there is little known about the factors that influence their diabetes self care management. The factors (age related developmental deficits, health literacy, knowledge of diabetes as a disease, and prior attendance within a structured diabetes educational program) that most impact diabetes self care among this age group was determined from the literature. Seven research questions and three model hypothesis questions were posed to examine the relationships between these identified factors. Method: The study was composed of 75 elders with type 2 diabetes who resided within two metropolitan regions in the Southwest. The elders were asked to perform manual dexterity tests, visual acuity examination, and tests of cognition along with answering questions in regard to their health literacy and knowledge of diabetes. Results: Of all the factors examined only health literacy and cognitive reasoning ability were statistically significant to the measure of diabetes self care.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Elders; Type 2 Diabetes; Self Care
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Nursing; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Phillips, Linda
Committee Chair:
Phillips, Linda

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleExploration of Factors Impacting the Self-Care of Elders with Diabetesen_US
dc.creatorBenzel-Lindley, Jean Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenzel-Lindley, Jean Annen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAims: Elders with type 2 diabetes represent the faster growing demographic segment today, yet there is little known about the factors that influence their diabetes self care management. The factors (age related developmental deficits, health literacy, knowledge of diabetes as a disease, and prior attendance within a structured diabetes educational program) that most impact diabetes self care among this age group was determined from the literature. Seven research questions and three model hypothesis questions were posed to examine the relationships between these identified factors. Method: The study was composed of 75 elders with type 2 diabetes who resided within two metropolitan regions in the Southwest. The elders were asked to perform manual dexterity tests, visual acuity examination, and tests of cognition along with answering questions in regard to their health literacy and knowledge of diabetes. Results: Of all the factors examined only health literacy and cognitive reasoning ability were statistically significant to the measure of diabetes self care.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectEldersen_US
dc.subjectType 2 Diabetesen_US
dc.subjectSelf Careen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPhillips, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCromwell, Sandraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCrist, Janiceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReed, Pamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBadger, Terryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1113en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747425en_US
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