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Title: Determinants of diabetes self-care : development of a new psychological measure
Author: Whitehead, Julie
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Diabetes is a prevalent: chronic disease which can result in serious complications if not well controlled. It involves complex regimens and lifestyle changes that most patients find difficult to maintain. In view of a shift towards empowerment and the need for greater understanding of patients' perspectives the aim of this study was to validate a new, disease specific questionnaire for people with Type 1 diabetes, based on Leveenthal's Model of Self-Regulation (Leventhal et al 1992) incorporating clinically derived concepts. A review of literature revealed a number of existing scales for individual concepts but no comprehensive tool incorporating all of the required elements. However, unpublished qualitative work, conducted by others prior to this study, resulted in the Diabetes Inventory for Self-Care (DISC), comprising 151 items representing cognitions, emotions, coping processes and self-management behaviour (SMB) associated with Type 1 diabetes.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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