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Title: Education and diabetes mellitus
Authors: Κωστή, Μαρίνα
Κανακάρη, Μαρία
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: diabetes mellitus;Educational autonomy;Self-management (Psychology);Education;Σακχαρώδης διαβήτης;Αυτο-διαχείριση;Εκπαίδευση
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 20-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Diabetes mellitus is a multifactorial disease that requires long-term care since it involves major changes in both physical and psychosocial dimension of each patient. Diabetes education is a critical element of care that improves patient outcomes. Aim: The aim of the present study was to review the literature about the education in Diabetes mellitus management. Method: The method of this study included bibliographic research of the literature from reviews and researches, mainly in the PubMed data base, which referred to education in Diabetes mellitus management. PubMed was searched using the following key search terms: “Diabetes mellitus”, “self-management”, “education” while the research covered the period 1999-2012. Results: According to the literature, education should not be a mere transmission of information, but a dynamic, holistic, planned care based on individual’s needs (patient-centred approach). Furthermore, education promotes self-management and health-related behaviour modification. Moreover, education should be consistent with individual’s learning skills and psychosocial state. Diabetes education should be reinforced after its' completion and enhance in depth understanding of the significance of check-up and follow-up. Last but not least effective education requires good communication among diabetic patients and health professionals. Conclusions: The overall goal of diabetes education is to help individuals and their families gain the necessary knowledge, life skills, resources and support needed to achieve optimal health.
Description: Review article
Language: English
Citation: Kosti, M. & Kanakari, M. (December 2012). Education and diabetes mellitus. “Health Science Journal”. 6(4):654-662.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2012)

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