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dc.contributor.authorChang, Hsiao-Yun Annieen_US
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorTiralongo, Evelinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:35:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:35:24Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-04T02:25:21Z
dc.identifier.issn1365-2648en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05827.xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/45861
dc.description.abstractAbstract Aims. This paper is a report of a study into factors predicting complementary and alternative medicine use in people with type 2 diabetes. Background. The growing incidence of type 2 diabetes is emerging as a major health issue throughout the world. While the rate of complementary and alternative medicine use in this population is high, it is not clear what predicts its use, in this population. Methods. A cross-sectional survey, using a structured interview, was undertaken among people with type 2 diabetes attending diabetic clinics in three census regions in Taiwan, between July 2006 and February 2007. The survey instrument, derived from a review of Taiwanese and international literature, was developed using the Health Belief Model. Results. A total of 326 participants with type 2 diabetes were interviewed (87ƴ% response rate). In people with type 2 diabetes, complementary and alternative medicine use was associated with a history of its use, a positive attitude towards it, stronger health beliefs about diabetes and the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine in treating diabetes, a higher degree of self-care activities by the individual and a longer duration of diabetes. Conclusions. The results of this study indicate that complementary and alternative medicine use in people with type 2 diabetes is influenced by people's experience, beliefs, attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine, and their behaviour towards disease management rather than their demographic characteristics. Nurses and healthcare professionals should consider the patient's background, health history, health beliefs and cultural background when planning specific strategies designed to modify lifestyle.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1256en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1266en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume68en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComplementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110499en_US
dc.titlePredictors of complementary and alternative medicine use by people with type 2 diabetesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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