Health beliefs of insulin dependent diabetics and non-insulin dependent diabetics

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276650
Title:
Health beliefs of insulin dependent diabetics and non-insulin dependent diabetics
Author:
Wortell, Linda Harbaugh
Issue Date:
1987
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:
The descriptive study which explored the insulin dependent diabetics' and non-insulin dependent diabetics' perceptions of susceptibility to diabetic complications, severity of diabetes, and benefits of and barriers to preventive measures. The Wortell Diabetic Perception Scale was developed by the researcher for this study, and administered to a convenience sample of 71 subjects. The Subjects' age ranged from 22 to 80 years. There were 33 females and 38 males in the sample. Forty three percent of the diabetics were classified as insulin dependent diabetics and 57% as non-insulin dependent diabetics. Findings indicated that insulin dependent diabetics perceived diabetes to be significantly more severe than did non-insulin dependent diabetics. No significant difference was found to exist between the insulin dependent diabetics and non-insulin dependent diabetics with regards to perceived susceptibility to diabetic complications, and benefits of and barriers to preventive measures.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Diabetics -- Psychology.; Health attitudes.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Woodtli, Anne

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHealth beliefs of insulin dependent diabetics and non-insulin dependent diabeticsen_US
dc.creatorWortell, Linda Harbaughen_US
dc.contributor.authorWortell, Linda Harbaughen_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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.abstractThe descriptive study which explored the insulin dependent diabetics' and non-insulin dependent diabetics' perceptions of susceptibility to diabetic complications, severity of diabetes, and benefits of and barriers to preventive measures. The Wortell Diabetic Perception Scale was developed by the researcher for this study, and administered to a convenience sample of 71 subjects. The Subjects' age ranged from 22 to 80 years. There were 33 females and 38 males in the sample. Forty three percent of the diabetics were classified as insulin dependent diabetics and 57% as non-insulin dependent diabetics. Findings indicated that insulin dependent diabetics perceived diabetes to be significantly more severe than did non-insulin dependent diabetics. No significant difference was found to exist between the insulin dependent diabetics and non-insulin dependent diabetics with regards to perceived susceptibility to diabetic complications, and benefits of and barriers to preventive measures.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDiabetics -- Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth attitudes.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWoodtli, Anneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332979en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19055181en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16700867en_US
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