publication . Article . 2018

Illness perception of adolescents with well-controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus

Deborah Jonker; Elmari Deacon; Esme van Rensburg; David Segal;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2018 Journal: Health Psychology Open (issn: 2055-1029, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
In this study, to explore the illness perceptions of adolescents with well-controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus in South Africa, semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine, purposively selected adolescents (mean = 13.9 years; median = 12). Themes that emerged from the thematic analysis include the following: accepting diabetes and the diabetes care plan as part of their lives; viewing diabetes as manageable and as their responsibility; and the important role of gaining information on diabetes and diabetes management. These perceptions contributed to adherence to diabetes care plans and should be explored and developed among adolescents with type 1 diabet...
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free text keywords: Psychology, BF1-990, Qualitative research, Medicine, business.industry, business, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Type 1 diabetes, Gerontology
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publication . Article . 2018

Illness perception of adolescents with well-controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus

Deborah Jonker; Elmari Deacon; Esme van Rensburg; David Segal;