What's the worry with diabetes? : learning from the experiences of White European and South Asian people with a new diagnosis of diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622252
Title:
What's the worry with diabetes? : learning from the experiences of White European and South Asian people with a new diagnosis of diabetes
Authors:
Wilkinson, Emma; Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 ) ; Singh, Maninder
Abstract:
AIMS: An exploration of diabetes diagnosis from the patient perspective is important for understanding inequalities in access and developing quality care through the diabetes care pathway. METHODS: South Asian and White European patients over 16 years with a recent (<1 year) diagnosis of diabetes were recruited from 18 GP practices in three UK locations--Luton, West London and Leicester. A semi-structured qualitative interview was conducted with 47 patients, 28 South Asian and 19 White European. Interview transcripts were analysed thematically and comparisons made between the White and South Asian groups. RESULTS: People expressed a range of emotions at diagnosis. Although many participants were familiar with diabetes through family and friends and were undergoing monitoring for comorbidities, they were surprised and upset to be diagnosed. In contrast, a small number reported how they did not worry about their diabetes diagnosis and others highlighted the different public perceptions, which exist about the seriousness of diabetes in relation to a diagnosis of cancer. CONCLUSIONS: Attitudes to diagnosis of diabetes varied on an individual basis and not directly by ethnicity. Practitioners need to be adaptable to work with individuals in order to facilitate access and support diverse populations.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Wilkinson E., Randhawa G., Singh M. (2014) 'What's the worry with diabetes? : learning from the experiences of White European and South Asian people with a new diagnosis of diabetes', Primary Care Diabetes, 8 (3), pp.181-186.
Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd
Journal:
Primary Care Diabetes
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622252
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcd.2013.11.006
PubMed ID:
24361373
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S175199181300154X
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1751-9918
Appears in Collections:
Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Maninderen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-28T11:46:07Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-28T11:46:07Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-01-
dc.identifier.citationWilkinson E., Randhawa G., Singh M. (2014) 'What's the worry with diabetes? : learning from the experiences of White European and South Asian people with a new diagnosis of diabetes', Primary Care Diabetes, 8 (3), pp.181-186.en
dc.identifier.issn1751-9918-
dc.identifier.pmid24361373-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pcd.2013.11.006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622252-
dc.description.abstractAIMS: An exploration of diabetes diagnosis from the patient perspective is important for understanding inequalities in access and developing quality care through the diabetes care pathway. METHODS: South Asian and White European patients over 16 years with a recent (<1 year) diagnosis of diabetes were recruited from 18 GP practices in three UK locations--Luton, West London and Leicester. A semi-structured qualitative interview was conducted with 47 patients, 28 South Asian and 19 White European. Interview transcripts were analysed thematically and comparisons made between the White and South Asian groups. RESULTS: People expressed a range of emotions at diagnosis. Although many participants were familiar with diabetes through family and friends and were undergoing monitoring for comorbidities, they were surprised and upset to be diagnosed. In contrast, a small number reported how they did not worry about their diabetes diagnosis and others highlighted the different public perceptions, which exist about the seriousness of diabetes in relation to a diagnosis of cancer. CONCLUSIONS: Attitudes to diagnosis of diabetes varied on an individual basis and not directly by ethnicity. Practitioners need to be adaptable to work with individuals in order to facilitate access and support diverse populations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S175199181300154Xen
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectcare pathwayen
dc.subjectdiagnosisen
dc.subjectSouth Asianen
dc.subjecttype 2 diabetesen
dc.subjectdiabetes mellitusen
dc.subjectqualityen
dc.subjectaccessen
dc.subjectpatient experienceen
dc.titleWhat's the worry with diabetes? : learning from the experiences of White European and South Asian people with a new diagnosis of diabetesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalPrimary Care Diabetesen
dc.date.updated2017-09-28T10:18:37Z-

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