TITLE

Managing Family Support and Dietary Routines: Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Appalachian Families

AUTHOR(S)
Denham, Sharon A.; Manoogian, Margaret M.; Schuster, Lyndel
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family ;Mar2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using the Family Health Model (Denham, 2003), this study aimed to understand the ways family support processes and routines influence dietary patterns of individuals with type 2 diabetes. Interviews were conducted with family dyads, a person with type 2 diabetes (n = 13) and a family support member (n = 13). Themes emerged within three domains: (a) confronting dietary routines, (b) changing dietary routines, and (c) living with new dietary routines. Findings indicated that (a) support members intentionally provide assistance to persons with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), (b) cultural food preferences, family traditions, and intergenerational dietary patterns influence behavior changes, (c) gender influences the kinds of family support offered, and (d) awareness about dietary routines on special days appeared greater than on typical days. T2DM should be considered a family rather than an individual disease with needs for diabetes education to include family support members.
ACCESSION #
25291858

 

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