Empowered to change: Evidence from a qualitative exploration of a user-informed psycho-educational programme for people with type 1 diabetes

Booker, S., Morris, M. and Johnson, A. (2008) Empowered to change: Evidence from a qualitative exploration of a user-informed psycho-educational programme for people with type 1 diabetes. Chronic Illness, 4 (1). pp. 41-53. ISSN 1742-3953

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742395307086695

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the impact of a user-informed psycho-educational programme for people with type 1 diabetes. Methods: Qualitative data derived from repeated interviews and diaries enabled an appraisal of participants' unique, individual experiences. Results: Thematic analysis elicited a number of themes from each type of data (interview and diaries) which bore similarities in their representation of a process whereby change was desired, solutions were found to bring about that change, and then the process was planned or embarked upon. Discussion: The acquisition of trustworthy information and a repertoire of coping skills accompanied by regular contact with other people with type 1 diabetes meant that participants achieved an increased sense of control in their lives and were empowered to change.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:psycho-educational programme, type 1 diabetes
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:7096
Deposited By: H. Hammond
Deposited On:22 Jul 2010 07:44
Last Modified:09 Oct 2013 14:17

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