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Cross-cultural comparison of predictors for self-care behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Cross-cultural comparison of predictors for self-care behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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Ikeda K, Fujimoto S, Morling B, Ayano-Takahara S, Harashima SI, Uchida Y, Inagaki N,


Ikeda K, Fujimoto S, Morling B, Ayano-Takahara S, Harashima SI, Uchida Y, Inagaki N, (click to view)

Ikeda K, Fujimoto S, Morling B, Ayano-Takahara S, Harashima SI, Uchida Y, Inagaki N,

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Journal of diabetes investigation 2018 02 17() doi 10.1111/jdi.12822
Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate how culture moderates the behavioral and psychosocial predictors of diabetes self-care activities. Patients with type 2 diabetes were recruited in the outpatient department at two sites: Kyoto University hospital in Japan and the Christiana Care Health System in the United States. The data was collected by survey using questionnaires including questions on the frequency of self-care activities, behavioral and psychosocial predictors, and other background information from 149 Japanese patients and 48 American patients. The cultural impact was observed by multiple regression analyses with interaction terms on the association between emotional support and self-care activities in diet in female patients. The findings of this study serve as an example of how cultural context can affect patients with diabetes, and lead to a better understanding of cultural-sensitive behavioral intervention. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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