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Illness beliefs and the sociocultural context of diabetes self-management in British South Asians: a mixed methods study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, May 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Illness beliefs and the sociocultural context of diabetes self-management in British South Asians: a mixed methods study
Published in
BMC Family Practice, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0269-y
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Authors

Neesha R Patel, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Christine Bundy, Anne Kennedy, Christian Blickem, David Reeves

Abstract

British South Asians have a higher incidence of diabetes and poorer health outcomes compared to the general UK population. Beliefs about diabetes are known to play an important role in self-management, yet little is known about the sociocultural context in shaping beliefs. This study aimed to explore the influence of sociocultural context on illness beliefs and diabetes self-management in British South Asians. A mixed methods approach was used. 67 participants recruited using random and purposive sampling, completed a questionnaire measuring illness beliefs, fatalism, health outcomes and demographics; 37 participants completed a social network survey interview and semi-structured interviews. Results were analysed using SPSS and thematic analysis. Quantitative data found certain social network characteristics (emotional and illness work) were related to perceived concern, emotional distress and health outcomes (p < 0.05). After multivariate analysis, emotional work remained a significant predictor of perceived concern and emotional distress related to diabetes (p < 0.05). Analysis of the qualitative data suggest that fatalistic attitudes and beliefs influences self-management practices and alternative food 'therapies' are used which are often recommended by social networks. Diabetes-related illness beliefs and self-management appear to be shaped by the sociocultural context. Better understanding of the contextual determinants of behaviour could facilitate the development of culturally appropriate interventions to modify beliefs and support self-management in this population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 158 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 14%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Bachelor 21 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 28 18%
Unknown 28 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 40 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 14%
Psychology 20 13%
Social Sciences 18 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 20 13%
Unknown 35 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 68. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2020.
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