|Title:||Factors influencing patients and family member's decision-making around severe hypoglycaemic events : a grounded theory study|
|Authors :||Keller-Senn, Anita|
|Proceedings:||Diabetic Medicine, Abstracts of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018, London, 14–16 March 2018|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Wiley|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (Abstract)|
|Subject (DDC) :||610.73: Nursing|
|Abstract:||Aims/objectives: The purpose of the study was (1) to understand patients and family caregivers’ experiences in managing severe hypoglycaemic events (SHE) and (2) to determine factors influencing their management. Methods: A constructivist informed grounded theory design was used, with data derived from interviews with patients and their family members after experiencing a SHE and treated by Swiss emergency medical services or the emergency department. Results: Patients identified different phases that they transitioned through while acquiring and developing skills in the prevention and management of SHE. These transitional phases were influenced by significant factors that affected their daily decision making. Some of the factors identified included family members’ involvement, different forms of knowledge as well as perception, interpretation and reflection. These factors were the main variables identified by patients and their family members to come to terms with the challenging life events associated with diabetes. Conclusions: This study highlights the importance of a family‐centred approach to better support patients and their family members in managing and potentially preventing SHE. The findings will enable the identification of opportunities to intervene during emergency care provision as well as the development of brief interventions and resources for use by healthcare professionals.|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Nursing (IPF)|
|Publication type:||Conference Other|
|Published as part of the ZHAW project :||Developing brief emergency care interventions to reduce severe hypoglycaemia|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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