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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2013, 13(3): 221-232 Back to browse issues page
Barriers to Effective Diabetes Self-Management Education
Parvaneh Abazari, Zohreh Vanaki , Eesa Mohammadi, Masoud Massoud Amini
, vanaki_z@modares.ac.ir
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Introduction: Self-management education is the key component of diabetes care. Furthermore, high levels of patient non-compliance or non-adherence to the treatment regimen suggest that patient education for self-management is faced with some shortcomings. This study aimed to identify barriers to effective diabetes self-management education. Methods: This is a traditional review of published studies during 1990-2010 on barriers to diabetes self-management and control. Electronic search through Iranian and international databases was done. Results: Barriers to effective diabetes self-management education were put in two main categories including patient-related barriers and caregiver-related barriers. The most common patient-related barriers are demographic barriers (such as age, sex, education, and health literacy), financial problems, lack of attention to the disease, psychological problems, and insufficient knowledge. Patient-caregiver relationship, inadequate knowledge, and high workload were caregiver-related barriers. Conclusion: The results of this review introduced a variety of factors that can affect the effectiveness of diabetes self-management education. Patients and caregivers are facing serious challenges due to these barriers. Understanding and attemping to overcome these barriers may help us to empower patients to achieve self-management.
Keywords: Diabetes Education, Self-Management Education, Patient Education
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: Educational Management
Received: 2012/07/31 | Accepted: 2013/06/3 | Published: 2013/06/3
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Abazari P, Vanaki Z, Mohammadi E, Amini M. Barriers to Effective Diabetes Self-Management Education. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2013; 13 (3) :221-232
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