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Lay perceptions and illness experiences of people with type 2 diabetes in Indonesia: a qualitative study

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Show simple item record Widayanti, Anna Wahyuni Heydon, Susan Norris, Pauline Green, James A. 2020-04-21T10:08:22Z 2020-04-21T10:08:22Z 2020
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Understanding perceptions and experiences of people with diabetes is important before establishing effective interventions. Previous research indicates that socio-cultural characteristics influence people’s views about diabetes. Objective: This study aimed at understanding diabetes from the perspective of people with diabetes in the Indonesian cultural context. Methods: Six focus group discussions involving 45 people with diabetes were conducted in East Nusa Tenggara and West Sumatera. The discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim in their original language, translated into English, and analysed for common themes. Results: This study showed that participants tried to understand diabetes based on their personal experiences. They also saw the disease in a broader context of cultural identity and changes in their cultural environment. In coping with the disease, three strategies were identified: seeing it as beyond their control, normalising their condition, and resignation to God. People who used the first and second methods of coping tended to have a more negative response to diabetes treatment. People with strong religious beliefs coped more positively with diabetes. Conclusions: People with diabetes conceptualised the disease into their own narratives. These lay concepts influenced their strategies of coping and their behaviours in managing the disease. Understanding people’s lay perceptions and experiences are important to develop personalised strategies of diabetes management that may influence people’s responses to their disease and treatment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 8:(1), 1-15
dc.subject Illness perceptions en_US
dc.subject coping en_US
dc.subject strategy en_US
dc.subject diabetes en_US
dc.subject Indonesia en_US
dc.title Lay perceptions and illness experiences of people with type 2 diabetes in Indonesia: a qualitative study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/21642850.2019.1699101
dc.contributor.sponsor New Zealand ASEAN Scholars Awards en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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