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The education and information needs of young adults with type 2 diabetes : a qualitative study

Savage, Sally, Dabkowski, Susan and Dunning, Trisha 2009, The education and information needs of young adults with type 2 diabetes : a qualitative study, Journal of nursing and healthcare of chronic illness, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 321-330, doi: 10.1111/j.1752-9824.2009.01035.x.

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Title The education and information needs of young adults with type 2 diabetes : a qualitative study
Author(s) Savage, Sally
Dabkowski, Susan
Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Journal name Journal of nursing and healthcare of chronic illness
Volume number 1
Issue number 4
Start page 321
End page 330
Total pages 10
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2009-12
ISSN 1752-9816
1752-9824
Keyword(s) education needs
information
qualitative
type 2 diabetes
young adults
Summary Aims and objectives. To identify the preferred content and delivery mode of education information for people aged 25 to 45 with type 2 diabetes to enable them to effectively self-manage their diabetes.

Background. People with type 2 diabetes are required to manage their own health and initiate behavioural changes. Self-management education and resources have typically been targeted at people aged 50 years and older. Little is known about the concerns and needs of younger people in managing type 2 diabetes, which are likely to be different from those of older people.

Design. A qualitative design was considered the most appropriate to elicit participants' views and perceptions of their type 2 diabetes information needs.

Methods. Data were obtained from one focus group (n = 9) and telephone interviews (n = 4) with people aged 25 to 45 with type 2 diabetes conducted in 2008.

Results. Implicit in participants' responses was their need to be active partners in managing their diabetes. Participants wanted information that is easy to understand, brief, consistent, age-specific and about a number of topics that are not adequately covered at present. They wanted a centralised source of information and a range of delivery mode options. Participants expressed some ambivalence about the Internet as a source of information. Participants also wanted age-specific group sessions, support from peers, psychological support, increased understanding of type 2 diabetes in the community, and a focus on preventing diabetes.

Conclusions. Young people with type 2 diabetes have specific diabetes needs and preferred information delivery modes. Participants felt current diabetes education programs do not cater specifically to their age group. Education and information resources need to be developed for the target group, addressing their content and format preferences.

Relevance to clinical practice. Health professionals need to utilise appropriate delivery modes and include information relevant to younger people when providing education information to young adults with type 2 diabetes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1752-9824.2009.01035.x
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021582

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