Living with diabetes : experiences of inner and outer sources of beliefs in women with low socioeconomic status

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Living with diabetes : experiences of inner and outer sources of beliefs in women with low socioeconomic status
Author(s) Boonsatean, Wimonrut ; Carlsson, Anna ; Östman, Margareta ; Dychawy Rosner, Irena
Date 2016
English abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the life experiences of nineteen Thai women of low socioeconomic status who were living with type 2 diabetes. A qualitative research design was conducted, and the women were identified by the snowball technique. The study find that despite the vulnerable situations caused by diabetes and low socioeconomic status, the women remained calm, with a consciousness to continue their lives with the disease. The Buddhist views on life, specifically natural law, assisted them to consider life with diabetes as simply a natural course. Buddhism served as a spiritual refuge and helped the women to cope with their psychological burden from diabetes.
Swedish abstract
Studiens utgångspunkt är att hälsoproblematik utifrån Thailandsbygdens kultur och levnadsvillkor. I studiens population ingår låginkomsttagare och svagt bemedlade kvinnor med diagnosen Diabetes Mellitus Typ 2. Resultaten visade olika handlingsstrategier, anhörigas roll samt hur dessa sociala nätverk påverkar i vardagens egen vård.
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Host/Issue Global Journal of Health Science;8
Volume 8
ISSN 1916-9736
Pages 10
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) older women
low socioeconomic status
vulnerability
socio-cultural issues
poor health
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20108 (link to this page)

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