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KMID : 1025820160240030297
Family and Family Therapy
2016 Volume.24 No. 3 p.297 ~ p.314
Family Relationships within Diabetic Patients’ Experiences for Successful Diabetes Management
Park Eal-Whan

Abstract
Objectives: This study assessed diabetic patients’ perspectives of their family relationships and analyzed the effects of these relationships on clinical outcomes of diabetes management.

Methods: Forty-seven (47) diabetic patients’ illness experiences, documented in the Korean Database of Individual Patient's Experience (DIPEx), were analyzed. Types and characteristics of family relationships of these patients were arrived at using grounded theory, and the effects of family relationships on the patients’ clinical outcomes were assessed quantitatively.

Results: Most patients recognized that family relationships and family support are important for successful illness management. The types of family support varied, including participatory support and negative reinforcement. The level of family support was not significantly associated with the effectiveness of diabetes management to prevent diabetic complications.

Conclusions: Family relationships and support of diabetic patients are meaningful factors in the successful management of diabetes.
KEYWORD
diabetes, illness experience, family relationships, primary care
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