Illness beliefs regarding diabetic foot ulceration predict mortality

Kavita Vedhara, Karen Dawe, Jeremy Miles, Mark Wetherell, Nicky Cullum, Colin Dayan, Nicola Drake, Patricia Price, John Tarlton, John Weinman, Andrew Day, Rona Campbell, Jenna Reps, Daniele Soria

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Abstract

Patients’ illness beliefs have been associated with glycaemic control in diabetes and survival in other conditions and understanding patient beliefs – how they make sense of their diabetes and how they manage the condition – helps healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible. In this article, the authors examine whether the illness beliefs of people with diabetes and foot ulceration independently predict mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-290
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Volume20
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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