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dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T12:49:52Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T12:49:52Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2004-08-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationJilleh, Claire Issac. The interaction between health service providers and people with diabetes in Palestine. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/30083
dc.description.abstractBACK GROUND: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing in the whole world and in Palestine. Prevention of the disease would help to stop the epidemic. Education is an important element in diabetes prevention and treatment. OBJECTIVES: Study the inter-linkage between diabetes health education and diabetes patients’ self-management practices, to detect main barriers between educational intervention and the final out come of controlling diabetes. DESIGN AND METHODS: 152 diabetes patients with an age ranges between (35-65), selected from three different unspecialised health clinics were interviewed, using pre-prepared questionnaires. The data was analysed by using SPSS. In addition to 2 focus group discussion held at the clinics, where12 diabetes patients participated in it. 12 health workers were interviewed as well, using in-depth interviews and an interview guide. The data collected was analysed qualitatively. RESULTS: Out of 152 people with diabetes, 71% were females. 55% of the participants aged over 55 years old. The majority of the patients did not attend educational sessions at the clinics they visited because there were no scheduled educational session held there. 20% of the patients believed that diabetes education is important because it will help them to know how to control their disease. The Knowledge of people with diabetes was considered good in some areas concerning diabetes, such as diet and feet care. There was no significant association between patients’ level of knowledge about diabetes complications and the patients’ educational background and duration of having diabetes. But the results showed significant association between knowledge of feet complications and the knowledge of feet care with the fact that the patients developed feet complications. Patients adhere well to prescribed medications but they do not emphasise on practising other means of selfmanagement to combine with the medication treatment. The current crisis was considered the major barrier to diabetes education and self-management. CONCLUSION: people with diabetes recognise the deficit in diabetes education in their clinics. They wanted to learn more about diabetes and its management. The health workers wanted to improve diabetes education provided in their clinics, but all the efforts are postponed till the situation in Palestine gets better. There were no significant differences between the three clinics concerning diabetes education and the way it was performed.nor
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleThe interaction between health service providers and people with diabetes in Palestineen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2006-12-15en_US
dc.creator.authorJilleh, Claire Issacen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::751en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Jilleh, Claire Issac&rft.title=The interaction between health service providers and people with diabetes in Palestine&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2002&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-9529en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo20499en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorGerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Jak Jervellen_US
dc.identifier.bibsys041658426en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/30083/1/jilleh.pdf


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