The quality of life of Mexican-American adults with diabetes mellitus

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278272
Title:
The quality of life of Mexican-American adults with diabetes mellitus
Author:
Kimminau, Lori D., 1961-
Issue Date:
1990
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 purpose of this study was to describe the perceived quality of life of a group of Mexican-American adults with diabetes mellitus. Quality of life was assessed by the diabetes quality of life (DQOL) instrument and was described in relation to satisfaction with self, impact generated by diabetes, and worry about anticipated effects of diabetes. A convenience sample of 40 subjects was recruited from the community. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, t-tests, and Pearson product-moment correlation. Results indicated that this group of Mexican-American adults with diabetes were moderately satisfied with themselves, seldom impacted by diabetes, and seldom worried about anticipated effects of diabetes. Subjects treated with insulin reported significantly more frequent impact of diabetes and worry about anticipated effects of diabetes than subjects not treated with insulin. Nursing implications included cultural adaptation of assessment and promotion of quality of life for the Mexican-American client.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Nursing.; Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
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.titleThe quality of life of Mexican-American adults with diabetes mellitusen_US
dc.creatorKimminau, Lori D., 1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKimminau, Lori D., 1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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 purpose of this study was to describe the perceived quality of life of a group of Mexican-American adults with diabetes mellitus. Quality of life was assessed by the diabetes quality of life (DQOL) instrument and was described in relation to satisfaction with self, impact generated by diabetes, and worry about anticipated effects of diabetes. A convenience sample of 40 subjects was recruited from the community. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, t-tests, and Pearson product-moment correlation. Results indicated that this group of Mexican-American adults with diabetes were moderately satisfied with themselves, seldom impacted by diabetes, and seldom worried about anticipated effects of diabetes. Subjects treated with insulin reported significantly more frequent impact of diabetes and worry about anticipated effects of diabetes than subjects not treated with insulin. Nursing implications included cultural adaptation of assessment and promotion of quality of life for the Mexican-American client.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWoodtli, Anneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342473en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26541154en_US
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