The illness-disease dynamic: psychological wellbeing in type 2 diabetes: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Claire McKenzie*, Kristina Bennert, David Kessler, Alan Montgomery

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

70 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Distress and depression often go unrecognised in people with diabetes. In this article, I present an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of the lived experience of people with Type 2 diabetes, based on individual in-depth interviews with 10 patients. The purpose of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of these psychological symptoms through a detailed examination of how patients interpret and respond to their experience of the condition. I propose a revised model for the connection between the disease of diabetes and patients’ lived experiences of illness, as one of embodied coexistence rather than relation. Through my analysis, I identify the psychological processes that might need to be addressed in an effective preventative support system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
Pages (from-to)933-951
Number of pages19
JournalQualitative Report
Volume21
Issue number5
Early online date23 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Distress
  • Illness experience
  • Interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • Psychological wellbeing

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The illness-disease dynamic: psychological wellbeing in type 2 diabetes: an interpretative phenomenological analysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this