Social, psychological and health needs of Type II diabetes: a focus group study of the Western Health Board: final report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337311
Title:
Social, psychological and health needs of Type II diabetes: a focus group study of the Western Health Board: final report.
Authors:
O'Neill, Siobhan; Evans, David S.; Western Health Board (WHB) Department of Public Health.
Citation:
O'Neill, Siobhan, Evans, David S. 1998. Social, psychological and health needs of type 11 Diabetes: a focus group study of the Western Health Board: Final report. Galway: Western Health Board. Department of Public Health.
Publisher:
Western Health Board (WHB) Department of Public Health.
Issue Date:
Nov-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337311
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of ill health globally with a prevalence rate of 2- 5%. Of particular concern is the range of preventable complications arising from type IT diabetes (the commonest form) particularly for those over 60. This study aimed to achieve an understanding of the experience and needs of adults with type IT diabetes in the Western Health Board area, how these needs are met and how they might be met in the future. A qualitative, focus group methodology was employed. Three focus groups were held with individuals aged 55-65 years from Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Results showed that diagnosis of diabetes appears to be late and in many cases only discovered by chance. After the· initial shock, individuals do come to terms with diabetes, however the majority did worry about certain aspects of their diabetes. Diabetes has led to a major impact on many of the group's social life, in particular the drinking of alcohol. A significant number of participants were not able to effectively manage their diabetes; diet, weight control, and exercise posed particular difficulties. Use of health services was mainly limited to the General Practitioner; the majority of people were happy with the services received. A number of improvements to services were suggested, and there appeared to be a need for more social and psychological support, education and information.
Keywords:
DIABETES MELLITUS; HEALTH SERVICES; GENERAL PRACTITIONER; ALCOHOL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Siobhanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEvans, David S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWestern Health Board (WHB) Department of Public Health.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T22:36:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-16T22:36:04Z-
dc.date.issued1998-11-
dc.identifier.citationO'Neill, Siobhan, Evans, David S. 1998. Social, psychological and health needs of type 11 Diabetes: a focus group study of the Western Health Board: Final report. Galway: Western Health Board. Department of Public Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337311-
dc.descriptionDiabetes mellitus is a major cause of ill health globally with a prevalence rate of 2- 5%. Of particular concern is the range of preventable complications arising from type IT diabetes (the commonest form) particularly for those over 60. This study aimed to achieve an understanding of the experience and needs of adults with type IT diabetes in the Western Health Board area, how these needs are met and how they might be met in the future. A qualitative, focus group methodology was employed. Three focus groups were held with individuals aged 55-65 years from Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Results showed that diagnosis of diabetes appears to be late and in many cases only discovered by chance. After the· initial shock, individuals do come to terms with diabetes, however the majority did worry about certain aspects of their diabetes. Diabetes has led to a major impact on many of the group's social life, in particular the drinking of alcohol. A significant number of participants were not able to effectively manage their diabetes; diet, weight control, and exercise posed particular difficulties. Use of health services was mainly limited to the General Practitioner; the majority of people were happy with the services received. A number of improvements to services were suggested, and there appeared to be a need for more social and psychological support, education and information.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWestern Health Board (WHB) Department of Public Health.en_GB
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTITIONERen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOLen_GB
dc.titleSocial, psychological and health needs of Type II diabetes: a focus group study of the Western Health Board: final report.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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