Stories of meaning : Lay perspectives on the origin and management of noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus among older women in the United States.
Researchers have sought to explain nonadherence to standard medical regimens by investigating a variety of sociodemographic variables, and, less often, by exploring variations between the health perspectives and life circumstances of the individual.
While divergence between lay and professional perspectives on the etiology and treatment of chronic diseases, such as noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus, may possibly account for the documented low rates of adherence to biomedical recommendations. health beliefs and activities are best understood as connected to an individual's personal history and circumstances.
In order to evaluate the relationship between causal explanation of NIDDM and adherence, ethnographic interviews were conducted among 51 older (65+) women with diabetes and their physicians.
We chose to investigate adherence to dietary recommendations because it represents one of the most challenging lifestyle modifications and is particularly important to maintaining glycemic control. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète non insulinodépendant, Recommandation, Acceptabilité sociale, Comportement, Perception sociale, Régime alimentaire, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Evaluation, Personne âgée, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Endocrinopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non insulin dependent diabetes, Recommendation, Social acceptability, Behavior, Social perception, Diet, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Evaluation, Elderly, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Endocrinopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0086981
Code Inist : 002B21E01C. Création : 31/05/1999.