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Iran South Med J 2013, 16(3): 250-259 Back to browse issues page
Effective social support resources in self- management of diabetic patients in Bushehr (2011-12)
Azita Noroozi, Rahim Tahmasebi 1, Seyed Javad Rekabpour
1- Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, IRAN , r.tahmasebi@bpums.ac.ir
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Background: Diabetes is a serious problem and self- management is effective factor for diabetes control. Social support is one of the important factors in diabetes self-management. In this study, purpose was determination of effective support resources in self- management. Material and Methods: Data were collected from a convenience sample of 396 diabetic patients, using self- management and social support resources in chronic patient scales. For data analysis with SPSS version 16, multiple linear regression models were used. Results: Among six support resources, maximum support was provided by personal adaptation, health provider, and family/ friends resources (R2= 43%). Personal adaptation was significant predictor for all of self- management aspects except monitoring blood glucose. Health provider was effective factor in self- regulation and interaction with health provider, and family/ friend resource were significant predictors for self- integration, self- regulation, and interaction with health provider. Conclusion: Diabetic patients impart of poor resources for self- management. Personal adaptation was the most important source of self- management and media/ policy, work place, and health organization supports were not effective source for this purpose. Therefore, preparation of this resource may improve diabetes self- management.

Keywords: self- management, diabetes, social support resources, Iran
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2013/07/16 | Accepted: 2013/07/16 | Published: 2013/07/16
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Noroozi A, Tahmasebi R, Rekabpour S J. Effective social support resources in self- management of diabetic patients in Bushehr (2011-12). Iran South Med J. 2013; 16 (3) :250-259
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