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dc.contributor.authorAl Johani, K.
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Garth
dc.contributor.authorSnider, P.
dc.identifier.citationAl Johani, K. and Kendall, G. and Snider, P. 2015. Self-management practices among type 2 diabetes patients attending primary health-care centres in Medina, Saudi Arabia. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 21 (9): pp. 621-628.

The purpose of this study was to estimate the frequency of self-management activities among people who have type 2 diabetes in Saudi Arabia. The Arabic version of the Summary of Diabetes Self-care Activities questionnaire was used to identify self-management practices among 210 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Only 15% of participants had a blood glucose level indicative of good glycaemic control (glycosylated haemoglobin = 7 mmol/L). Most reported that they took their medication as prescribed, but many demonstrated low levels of compliance with other self-management practices (overall mean 3.7 days per week). Males and those with lower incomes were less likely to practise self-care activities. Most were given basic advice to undertake self-care activities, but only some were given more detailed information. There are opportunities to improve type 2 diabetes mellitus self-management practices in Saudi Arabia and increase the proportion of patients who achieve good glycaemic control.

dc.publisherWorld Health Organization
dc.titleSelf-management practices among type 2 diabetes patients attending primary health-care centres in Medina, Saudi Arabia
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
curtin.departmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
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