Factors influencing self management for working class males with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

Rebecca Munt, Julie Henderson, Christine Wilson, Louise Roberts, Mikaila Crotty

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    Abstract

    People diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) experience difficulties making and maintaining necessary lifestyle changes. Traditional approaches to self-management focus upon an individual’s capacity to make lifestyle change and places responsibility on the individual to adopt strategies supplied by experts, without regard to the person’s social context. Further to this gender is known to impact health status with males experiencing higher rates of diabetes. Difference in morbidity and mortality rates in males are often attributed to the adoption by men of behaviours which are detrimental to their health. The aim of this study was to explore the influence of social barriers and enablers on adoption of self management practices for males with T2DM.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventAustralian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Annual Scientific Meeting - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 26 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Annual Scientific Meeting
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period26/08/1528/08/15

    Keywords

    • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
    • self-management
    • males with T2DM

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    Munt, R., Henderson, J., Wilson, C., Roberts, L., & Crotty, M. (2015). Factors influencing self management for working class males with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Abstract from Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia. http://ads-adea-2015.m.asnevents.com.au/schedule/session/6867/abstract/27002