Difficulties in Disease Management Experienced by Mothers Whose Children has Type 1 Diabetes

Difficulties in Disease Management Experienced by Mothers Whose Children has Type 1 Diabetes

Authors

  • Siddika Ersoy Dr

Keywords:

Diabeters mellitus, Type 1, Disease management

Abstract

Objective: Although there have been many developments in the treatment of diabetes in recent years, the management of the disease has not progressed very successfully. Based on this deficiency, this study was designed to identify the most common problems of mothers with Type 1 diabetic children.

Method: The data of the study were collected from the mothers with children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus by focus group interviews between 1-5 August 2018. The sample of this research, which has a qualitative research design, consists of the mothers (n = 16) of children with Type 1 diabetes who were enrolled in the Pediatric Clinic of Isparta City Hospital. In the data collection process, the form and semi-structured interview form were used. Mothers were divided into two groups according to the age of their children.

Results: In the study, mothers in both groups included in the focus group interviews were found to have a nuclear family structure (14/16). The majority of mothers (13/16) do not work. In the focus group interviews, mothers were asked questions. Five themes (Family Support, Knowledge, Effective Management, Responsibility Sharing, Community Awareness) of the mothers' answers to these questions were created.

Conclusion: It was found that the most important concern of mothers was due to the fact that the child was responsible for the complications of the child in the future. It is suggested that these families should be relieved of their concerns by professional support and focus group interviews.

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Published

30-12-2021