Illness beliefs regarding diabetic foot ulceration predict mortality

Kavita Vedhara, Karen Dawe, J Miles, Mark Wetherell, Nicky Cullum, Colin M Dayan, Nicola Drake, Patricia Price, John Tarlton, J Weinman, Andrew Day, Rona Campbell, Jenna Reps, Daniele Soria

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Abstract

Patients’ illness beliefs have been associated with glycaemic control in diabetes and survival in other conditions and understanding patient beliefs – how they make sense of their diabetes and how they manage the condition – helps healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible. In this article, the authors examine whether the illness beliefs of people with diabetes and foot ulceration independently predict mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20
Pages (from-to)288-290
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Volume20
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Diabetic foot ulceration
  • Illness beliefs
  • Mortality

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    Vedhara, K., Dawe, K., Miles, J., Wetherell, M., Cullum, N., Dayan, C. M., Drake, N., Price, P., Tarlton, J., Weinman, J., Day, A., Campbell, R., Reps, J., & Soria, D. (2016). Illness beliefs regarding diabetic foot ulceration predict mortality. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 20(8), 288-290. [20]. http://www.thejournalofdiabetesnursing.co.uk/journal-content/view/illness-beliefs-regarding-diabetic-foot-ulceration-predict-mortality