Legacy of diabetes and self-care behavior

Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos, Kathleen A. O'Connell, Elizabeth A. Walker

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Abstract

The effect of multigenerational legacies of diabetes on health beliefs and behaviors was explored. Diabetic participants (N = 123) with family histories of diabetes responded to survey questions about their own diabetes self-care behavior, illness representation (including consequences and controllability of diabetes), recollection of a family member's illness representation and complications, and perceived social consequences of diabetes. Recollections about family members' disease controllability (r = .21, p < .05) and social consequences (r = -.19, p < .05) and participants' own perceptions of controllability were significantly related. Significant associations were also found between perceptions of controllability and general and social consequences with medication adherence (ß=-.33, ß=-36, and β= -.43, respectively, all p <. 05). Findings suggest that explorations of patients' recollections of a family member's experiences with diabetes can affect their illness perceptions and behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-517
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Family illness representation
  • Insulin and medication adherence
  • Multigenerational legacy
  • Stigma

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  • Nursing(all)

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Legacy of diabetes and self-care behavior. / Scollan-Koliopoulos, Melissa; O'Connell, Kathleen A.; Walker, Elizabeth A.

In: Research in Nursing and Health, Vol. 30, No. 5, 10.2007, p. 508-517.

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Scollan-Koliopoulos, M, O'Connell, KA & Walker, EA 2007, 'Legacy of diabetes and self-care behavior', Research in Nursing and Health, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 508-517. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20208
Scollan-Koliopoulos, Melissa ; O'Connell, Kathleen A. ; Walker, Elizabeth A. / Legacy of diabetes and self-care behavior. In: Research in Nursing and Health. 2007 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 508-517.
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