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Health in patients with type 2 diabetes: An interview study based on The Wellfare Theory of Health
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1085-0872
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden .
2006 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 462-471Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background:health as a person’s ability to fulfil vital goals in different life areas. In order to use the theory in nursing, a semi-structured interview guide was constructed including questions about which vital goals Type 2 diabetic patients have and believe are important for their own welfare in different life areas. In his Welfare Theory of Health Nordenfelt describes Aim:validation of the interview guide. Two hypotheses were formulated: (i) Dissatisfied or unhealthy diabetic persons score lower on health-related quality of life (HRQL) than do those classified as healthy; (ii) A person with diabetes who uses avoidance as his/her main coping strategy restructures his/her vital goals in order to avoid failure and thereby dissatisfaction increases. The aim of the study was to carry out preliminary Methods: diabetic patients were conducted using the interview guide. HRQL and coping were also measured. The interview data were analysed using content analysis. Interviews with 155 randomly selected Type 2 Results: theory, i.e. a person with Type 2 diabetes may be unhealthy, but still satisfied with life as a whole. Our two hypotheses were confirmed: Dissatisfied or unhealthy subjects with Type 2 diabetes had HRQL scores in all domains but physical functioning and bodily pain that were lower than scores of those who were satisfied or healthy, and a person with Type 2 diabetes who uses avoidance as his/her main coping strategy does seem to restructure his/her vital goals to avoid failure. The results were in accordance with the health Conclusion: study seemed to reflect the notion that health includes fulfilment of vital goals. The theory-based interview guide tested in this

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2006. Vol. 20, no 4, p. 462-471
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Welfare Theory of Health, Type 2 diabetes
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-8052DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2006.00447.xISI: 000243152000013Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33751277710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-8052DiVA, id: diva2:293282
Available from: 2010-02-11 Created: 2010-02-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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