Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education

Reifegerste D, Hartleib S (2016)
Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology 4: 7-12.

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Reifegerste, DoreenUniBi ; Hartleib, Sarah
Abstract / Bemerkung
Aims:
To examine information seeking and knowledge about hypoglycemia among partners and family of type 2 diabetes patients and to identify associations between information seeking, knowledge and demographic, and disease-related characteristics.
Methods:
Caregivers of adults with type 2 diabetes (N = 488) completed surveys assessing information seeking, knowledge of hypoglycemia symptoms and treatment, perceived competence, demographic information, and diabetes-related characteristics. Hierarchical and logistic regressions were used for data analysis.
Results:
Nearly two thirds of family members and friends actively sought information about hypoglycemia, while health professionals and print media were reported as the main sources. Many respondents (74.5%) were able to identify at least one correct warning sign. But 32% could not state any correct treatment measures. Health professionals were the main and most helpful source of their knowledge. Education, past experience with hypoglycemia, and comprehension of information were associated with knowledge about treatment. Caregivers' perceived competence about hypoglycemia correlated with medical education, information-seeking, and comprehension of information.
Conclusions:
Our results indicate the importance of the hypoglycemia-related information seeking of caregivers in managing incidents of hypoglycemia. These findings suggest the need to consider caregivers' health knowledge when developing health education programs in diabetes care. More attention must be focused on providing interventions that motivate information seeking and improve the comprehension of information. Interventions should inform caregivers about hypoglycemia to enhance their knowledge.
Erscheinungsjahr
2016
Zeitschriftentitel
Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
Band
4
Seite(n)
7-12
ISSN
22146237
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2952361

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Reifegerste D, Hartleib S. Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. 2016;4:7-12.
Reifegerste, D., & Hartleib, S. (2016). Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, 4, 7-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcte.2016.02.001
Reifegerste, D., and Hartleib, S. (2016). Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology 4, 7-12.
Reifegerste, D., & Hartleib, S., 2016. Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, 4, p 7-12.
D. Reifegerste and S. Hartleib, “Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education”, Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, vol. 4, 2016, pp. 7-12.
Reifegerste, D., Hartleib, S.: Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. 4, 7-12 (2016).
Reifegerste, Doreen, and Hartleib, Sarah. “Hypoglycemia-related information seeking among informal caregivers of type 2 diabetes patients: Implications for health education”. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology 4 (2016): 7-12.
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