Patienters upplevelse av egenvård vid typ 2 diabetes mellitus : En litteraturstudie

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Röda Korsets Högskola

Sammanfattning: Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases globally and in Sweden. It is a chronic lifestyle disorder that requires self-care management. Self-care means that patients are responsible for managing their disease. Research shows that compliance with type 2 diabetes can be challenging. Purpose: The purpose was to describe patients' experiences with self-care in type 2 diabetes mellitus Method: A general literature review consisting of twelve qualitative scientific articles. The thematic analysis applied in the article analysis Results: Two identified themes: Living with type 2 diabetes mellitus with subthemes: Emotions associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and lifestyle change. The other theme was patients' self-care experience for type 2 diabetes mellitus with subthemes: motivation, social support, knowledge, and counseling. Patients living with type 2 diabetes generally had positive self-care experiences in type 2 diabetes. Conclusion: Patients had different experiences of self-care in type 2 diabetes. Education contributed to increased knowledge about self-care for type 2 diabetes. By highlighting patients' experiences within diabetes care, healthcare professionals get the opportunity to improve the quality of care. 

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