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How people living with diabetes in Indonesia learn about their disease: A grounded theory study

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Ligita, T, Wicking, K, Francis, K ORCID: 0000-0003-3578-2498, Harvey, N and Nurjannah, I 2019 , 'How people living with diabetes in Indonesia learn about their disease: A grounded theory study' , PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 2 , pp. 1-19 , doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212019.

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Abstract

Background:Diabetes education has been found to impact positively on self-management by people withdiabetes although little is known about the process by which they assimilate information.The aim of this study was to generate a theory explaining the process by which people withdiabetes learn about their disease in Indonesia.Methods:This study employed a grounded theory methodology influenced by constructivism andsymbolic interactionism. A total of twenty-eight face-to-face or telephone interviews with participants from Indonesia that included people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, healthservice providers and families of people with diabetes were conducted in both Indonesiaand Australia.Results:This study discloses a core category of Learning, choosing, and acting: self-management ofdiabetes in Indonesia as the basic social process of how people learn about their diabetes.The process includes five distinctive major categories. People with diabetes acted after theyhad received recommendations that they considered to be trustworthy. Factors that influenced their choice of recommendations to adopt are also identified.Conclusions:Awareness of the complexity involved in their decision making will assist healthcare professionals to engage effectively with people living with diabetes.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ligita, T and Wicking, K and Francis, K and Harvey, N and Nurjannah, I
Journal or Publication Title: PLoS ONE
Publisher: Public Library of Science
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI / ID Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212019
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Copyright 2019 Ligita et al. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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