Family Unit in the Context of Diabetes Management Among The Igala, North Central, Nigeria
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A Journal of the BSA MedSoc Group
Objective: This study investigated the influence of the family unit factors in diabetes management among the Igala, in North-Central Nigeria. Methods: The quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection were used. The respondents were purposively selected through clinics and snowballing. A total of 152 respondents living with diabetes participated in the study. The quantitative data were analysed using SPSS, while the qualitative data were analysed using manual content analysis. Results: The findings show that living arrangement, family support and different food consumptions all had significant relationship with diabetes management at P<.05. Family support had negative influence on diabetes management (β= -1.791, P< .001). The qualitative data show mixed findings of positive and negative influences of the family on diabetes management. Conclusion: Close family members of those living with diabetes should be incorporated into the diabetes management team of the individual with diabetes.
Diabetes management , Igala , Family support , Influence and family members , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Social medicine
Adejoh, S.O. (2012). Family Unit in the Context of Diabetes Management Among The Igala, North Central, Nigeria. A Journal of the BSA MedSoc Group